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July 10, 2019

UN Rights Chief appalled by migrant prisons -- U.S. detention of children, separation of families violates international law

UN rights chief ‘appalled’ by US border detention conditions, says holding migrant children may violate international law

By United Nations
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8 July 2019
Conditions in which migrants and refugees are being held in the United States are appalling, said the UN human rights chief on Monday, underscoring that children should never be held in immigration detention, or separated from their families.
“As a pediatrician, but also as a mother and a former head of State, I am deeply shocked that children are forced to sleep on the floor in overcrowded facilities, without access to adequate healthcare or food, and with poor sanitation conditions”, said High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.
She stated that according to several UN human rights bodies, detaining migrant children may constitute cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment that is prohibited under international law.

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