Advocacy in Switzerland
Children’s rights are not always respected in Switzerland. Terre des hommes fights for the implementation and the respect of these rights by means of advocacy work with federal and cantonal authorities as well as with professionals and field experts.
Our advocacy projects
Advocating a better implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Advocacy for an adequate protection for migrant children
Administrative detention of young migrants
Administrative detention of children in Switzerland is not in line with our country’s international commitments. Through common advocacy and surveys Tdh does what it can to ensure that child migrants are no longer placed in administrative detention.
«Children in the context of migration, whether accompanied, separated or unaccompanied should never be remanded in custody.»
Dr h.c Jean Zermatten, former chairperson of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of a ChildRead more...