Swiss legislation

Asylum Act (LAsi) of 26 June 1998 (as at 1 October 2015)

Federal law on foreigners (LEtr) of 16 December 2005 (as at 1 October 2015)

Ordinance 1 on asylum on the procedure (OA 1) of 11 August 1999 (as at 29 September 2015): French or German

Ordinance on admission, residence and gainful employment (OASA) of 24 October 2007 (as at 1 January 2016): French or German

Directive from 1 January 2008 on the field of asylum (State as at Nov. 2, 2012)

European texts

UNCHR and Council of Europe (2014). Unaccompanied and separated asylum-seeking and refugee children turning eighteen: What to celebrate?

A 2010-2014 action plan and a series of recommendations of the Council of Europe requiring specific protection of unaccompanied minors.European Parliament, Nathalie Griesbeck (2013). Report on the situation of unaccompanied minors in the European Union

European Commission (2012). Mid-term report on the implementation of the Action Plan on Unaccompanied Minors 2010-2014

Council of Europe (2011). Resolution 1810: Problems related to arrival, stay and return of unaccompanied children in Europe

Council of Europe (2011). Recommendation 1985: Undocumented migrant children in irregular situations: a real cause for concern

Council of Europe (2010). Action plan for unaccompanied minors 2010-2014

Council of Europe (2007). Recommendation CM / Rec (2007) 9 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on life projects for unaccompanied migrant minors

International texts

International Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989

Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (1951)

General Observation No. 6 of the Children's Rights Committee (2005): Treatment of unaccompanied and separated children outside their country of origin

Additional Protocol to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (2000)