UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Migrant Children

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ORGANIZATION UNICEF and National University of Lanus, Argentina
TYPE Working Paper
DATE 2010
TOPIC Migration
LANGUAGE English
ABSTRACT

Ensuring that all migrants, irrespective of their migration status, are free to enjoy their economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) is a fundamental challenge for the universality of human rights proclaimed in 1948. The vast majority of children who move internationally, whether accompanied by their families or as unaccompanied minors, are seeking greater enjoyment of their rights. In this regard, it is important to remember that the deprivation of ESCR in countries of origin is a root cause of migration.


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