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The Rights of All Children in the Context of International Migration - Key Messagues and Recommendations

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AUTHOR UNICEF
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TYPE Other
DATE 2012
TOPIC Migration
LANGUAGE English
ABSTRACT

KEY MESSAGES & RECOMMENDATIONS

 

The Rights of All Children in the Context of International Migration

 

 

1. A child is first and foremost a child. The rights enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child should be guaranteed to all children in the context of migration.
2. Children in the context of migration should be addressed as a holistic group and from a comprehensive human rights-based approach.
3. Children matter in migration decision-making.
4. Empower children as individual rights-holders.
5. Law and policy reform are required to ensure access to civil, economic, social and cultural rights and basic services for all children in the context of migration, regardless of their or their parents’ migration status.
6. Children affected by migration should be included in social protection system.
7. The well-being of children is intimately linked to that of their parentsms.
8. Promote and protect the right to family life.
9. Children should never be criminalized or subject to punitive measures because of their migration status.
10.Children in the context of migration are more vulnerable to violeStates should strengthen their efforts to combat xenophobia, racism and discrimination and to promote the integration of families affected by migration into societynce in countries of origin, transit and destination.
11.States should strengthen their efforts to combat xenophobia, racism and discrimination and to promote the integration of families affected by migration into society.
12.Children and their parents should be able to migrate through regular migration channels and by choice. Access to regular and safe migration channels and secure residence.
13. States are urged to enhance and expand data collection, analysis and dissemination on the impacts of migration on children
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