Uncomfortable Data: Ending Deprivation of Liberty of Migrant Children through Improved Data

dc.contributor.author Szoszkiewicz, Łukasz
dc.contributor.author Balnaves, Hugo
dc.contributor.author Canettieri, Carolina
dc.contributor.author Stajić, Milica
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-24T14:02:31Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-24T14:02:31Z
dc.date.issued 2021-07
dc.description.abstract At least 330,000 children are deprived of their liberty for migration related reasons every year worldwide. Because of the limited data available publicly, little is known about the characteristics of these children. This study aims to verify the existence, accessibility, and quality of data on immigration detention of children. In order to verify what categories of data are recorded by the public authorities, the authors approached 37 states requesting statistics under Freedom of Information regulations. Migration authorities were asked for historical and up-to-date statistics disaggregated by basic demographic features such as gender, nationality and accompanied status. Although the findings confirm the scarcity of data, several data-related promising practices were identified. Their implementation can significantly improve data capabilities of migration authorities and contribute to better policy making, particularly in measuring the progress toward ending the immigration detention of children. This report builds on the experience of the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty (2019) which was the first scientific attempt to assess the magnitude of the situation of children deprived of liberty, including migrant children.
dc.description.sponsorship Global Campus of Human Rights and the Right Livelihood Foundation
dc.identifier.citation L. Szoszkiewicz, H. Balnaves, C. Canettieri and M. Stajic, Uncomfortable Data: Ending Deprivation of Liberty of Migrant Children through Improved Data, Poznan 2021.
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.gchumanrights.org/handle/20.500.11825/2453
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.25330/1353
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject deprivation of liberty
dc.subject children
dc.subject migration
dc.subject data
dc.subject right to personal liberty
dc.subject detention
dc.subject freedom of information
dc.subject immigrants
dc.title Uncomfortable Data: Ending Deprivation of Liberty of Migrant Children through Improved Data
dc.type Other
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