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Amendment No. 6 | Doc. 14142 | 11 October 2016

Harmonising the protection of unaccompanied minors in Europe

Signatories: Mr Jokin BILDARRATZ, Spain, ALDE ; Ms Sílvia Eloïsa BONET, Andorra, SOC ; Mr José CEPEDA, Spain, SOC ; Ms Carmen QUINTANILLA, Spain, EPP/CD ; Ms Soraya RODRÍGUEZ RAMOS, Spain, SOC ; Mr Jordi XUCLÀ, Spain, ALDE

Origin - 2016 - Fourth part-session

In the draft resolution, at the end of paragraph 8.2.4, insert the following words:

"The procedure should be multidisciplinary and carried out by independent professionals, familiar with their ethnic, cultural and developmental characteristics. Similar principles should apply when there is a dispute over the country of origin;"

Explanatory note

We suggest modifying paragraph 8.2.4 about how age assessment should be carried out. We suggest that the assessment of age may be done by independent professionals who are familiar with the ethnic, cultural and developmental characteristics of children. We also propose the application of this process when there is doubt about the nationality of the children.