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An International Human Right to Free Legal Counsel for Unaccompanied and Separated Children in U.S. Immigration Proceedings

II.  Main Sources of International Law and Commentary

A.  Introduction

The international materials discussed in this section include:

§  The Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989);

§  The Committee on the Rights of the Child: General Comment No. 6 on Treatment of Unaccompanied and Separated Children Outside Their Country of Origin (2005);

§  The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ Executive Committee Conclusion No. 107 on Children at Risk (2007);

§  The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ Guidelines on Child Asylum Claims Under Articles 1(A)(2) and 1(F) of the 1951 Convention and/or 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees (2009); and

§  The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ Guidelines on Policies and Procedures in Dealing with Unaccompanied Children Seeking Asylum (1997).

Where relevant, references are also made to regional human rights law.