Precautionary Measures

Resolution No. 93/20
PM 1100-20 - Six migrant children, Trinidad and Tobago

On December 9, 2020, the IACHR granted precautionary measures in favor of six migrant children. According to the request, the proposed beneficiaries are at imminent risk of being deported to Venezuela without a due analysis of their particular situations, where they allegedly face risk to their rights to life and personal integrity. Upon analyzing the allegations of fact and law provided by the applicants, the Commission considers that the information shows prima facie that 6 identified migrant children are in a serious and urgent situation given that their rights to life and personal integrity are at serious risk of irreparable harm. Consequently, pursuant to Article 25 of its Rules of Procedure, the IACHR requests that Trinidad and Tobago adopt the necessary measures to guarantee the rights to life and personal integrity of V.A.L.F.; M.A.C.F.; J.A.C.F.; M.S.C.F.; M.V.V.C.; and J.A.R.M. In particular, by refraining from deporting or expelling them to Venezuela until the domestic authorities have duly assessed, in accordance with applicable international standards, the alleged risks faced. Read the resolution.

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