Refugee and asylum-seeking Children: Australia’s obligations under International Law – Useful Links

Professor Mary Crock bio

Convention of the Rights of the Child

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Committee on the Rights of the Child

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Human Rights Council

Universal Periodic Review

CRC Committee Concluding Observations in response to Australia’s 5th and 6th reports, 2019

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

CRPD Committee Concluding observations on the combined second and third periodic reports of Australia, 2019

Australia’s offshore detention determined cruel, inhuman and degrading, but not crimes against humanity

Documents from Australia’s 2020 Universal Periodic Review

Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families

UNICEF website links

Migrant and displaced children: Children on the move are children first

Agenda for action for uprooted children

UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti: Children on the Move

International Data Alliance for Children on the Move (IDAC)

Reimagine justice for children

Children uprooting in a changing climate report

Immigration Detention

#ThereAreAlternatives to the immigration detention of children (3-minute video)

Snapshots: Promising practices on Alternatives to Immigration Detention (UN Migration Network Working Group on Alternatives to Detention)

Guardianship / Access to Services

Nidos – Guardianship Institution (Netherlands) / Nidos and Europe

Promising Practices in the Provision of Essential Services to Migrants (UN Migration Network)


UNICEF Guidelines on the Protection of Child Victims of Trafficking

UNICEF Reference Guide on Protecting the Rights of Child Victims of Trafficking in Europe

Return and Reintegration:

Child-sensitive return – A Comparative Analysis (Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, UK): Executive Summary

IOM-UNICEF Module on Reintegration of Children and their Families

Children of Foreign Fighters:

Protect the rights of children of foreign fighters stranded in Syria and Iraq: Statement by UNICEF Executive Director (May 2019)

3rd Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure