Publication of Return of Children in Families (German only)

23 November 2021

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), Save the Children Germany e. V., Raphaelswerk e. V., the German Committee for UNICEF e. V. released the publication „Rückkehr von Kindern im Familienverbund – Kinderrechte im Verfahren zur freiwilligen Rückkehr und Grundlagen für eine nachhaltige (Re)Integration“.

This paper deals with the question of how voluntary return procedures should be designed in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and other relevant child and youth protection laws. Starting with the decision-making process through to the specific return to (re-)integration into the country of return, the various stations are examined here from the perspective of child rights. The paper is primarily aimed at decision-makers in the return area, but is also intended to provide tips and impulses for practitioners.