"Ensuring the future prospects for migrant children, in Switzerland or elsewhere!"

The Alliance for the Rights of Migrant Children (ADEM) is a network of organizations and professionals ensuring the defense of the rights and interests of migrant children in Switzerland.

Through stronger collaboration between actors in the sector, the exchange and dissemination of information relating to migrant children and the strengthening of care practices, ADEM seeks to improve the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the child in Switzerland, and better future prospects for migrant children.

If you are a young migrant arrived in Switzerland without your parents, a section has been especially devoted to you. It contains information about your stay in Switzerland, your rights and responsibilities.

For ease of reading, the male gender is used on this website, which naturally includes the feminine gender.

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International Migrants Day

Refugee and migrant children are children above all else!

With so much discrimination, indifference and lack of solidarity towards refugees and migrants, the underlying causes of their situations are not easily solved.

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Restructuration du domaine de l’asile – modification des ordonnances 1 et 2 sur l’asile - Position de l’ADEM

A l’occasion de la mise en consultation visant à adapter diverses ordonnances, l’ADEM prend position pour que les principes exposés ci-après visant à renforcer la prise en compte des droits des requérants d’asile mineurs non accompagnés (RMNA), soient intégrés dans les projets d’ordonnance 1 sur l’asile relative à la procédure (p-OA1) et d’ordonnance 2 sur l'asile relative au financement (p-OA2).

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Final report based on the recommendations of the Committee on Children’s Rights

On the occasion of the International Day of Children’s Rights on 20th November, the Swiss network publishes the final report based on the recommendations of the Committee on Children’s Rights.

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Raising awareness about children's rights in an innovative way: ADEM mandates MIDE students.

The Alliance for the Rights of Migrant Children (ADEM) gave students enrolled in the Master in Children's Rights (MIDE) at the University of Geneva the opportunity to take part in an academic research project examining the ways in which unaccompanied minors access information in Switzerland.

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Legal representation of unaccompanied minors in the face of legislative revisions

In search of regularization and opportunities, unaccompanied minor asylum seekers (UMAs) face many procedural obstacles. Their safety, in particular, may be jeopardized if the appointment of a legal representative is not ensured. Anchored in Articles 19, 20 and 22 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), this measure of protection has been the subject of particular attention by the Committee on the Rights of the Child in its General Comment No. 6.

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