National Implementation of IHL
Instruction on the care of minors on their return from terrorist groups' areas of operations (in particular the Iraqi-Syrian area)
Instruction relative à la prise en charge des mineurs à leur retour de zone d’opérations de groupements terroristes (notamment la zone irako-syrienne)

23.02.2018
Yes
Direction de l’information légale et administrative (Legal and Administrative Information Department), 6 March 2018, http://circulaires.legifrance.gouv.fr/pdf/2018/03/cir_43128.pdf (accessed 25 October 2019)

Summary
The instruction organizes the care of minors upon their return from terrorist groups' areas of operations on the french territory and provides for specific support adapted to their individual situation. The system is largely based on existing legislation and seeks to mobilize all state services on this issue, to improve their coordination with the departmental councils responsible for the care of these children, and to specify how the existing legal mechanisms interact in order to provide the most adapted support and ensure longer monitoring. The instruction specifies how the children are taken care of upon their return, in particular in terms of both physical and medico-psychological assessment and support, schooling, specific training of professionals in charge of support, coordination, and assessment and monitoring guidelines. A monitoring committee for the system is set up under the supervision of the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Solidarity and Health, the secretariat of which is provided by the General Secretariat of the Inter-ministerial Committee for the Prevention of Crime and Radicalisation.

Keywords: Protected persons; Children.


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