Rights and approaches to facilitating the acquisition of legal status for children affected by migra

Law and policies on legal status

A young boy with a sad face looking out of his house.
UNICEF Thailand/2012/Athit

Highlights

Migration or the movement of people from one place to another may be caused by conflicts, natural disasters, economic factors and the prospect of a better life through better access to education and employment, among others. 

Many countries have signed on in agreement with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that the freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state is a fundamental human right. However, freedom of movement between countries is restricted in a variety of ways by governments according to their immigration and security law . This requires individuals to have an identity document from their country of origin and permission to enter from the destination country.

This publication outlines the situation of children accompanying refugees, migrant workers and other groups facing problems with legal status in Thailand. It summarizes key information about facilitating the acquisition of legal status, civil rights, laws and policies relevant for government officials, civil society organizations, refugees, migrant workers and other groups.

Cover of the report "Rights and approaches to facilitating the acquisition of legal status for children affected by migration in Thailand" in Thai version
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UNICEF Thailand
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Thai

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