UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

The detention of a child because of their or their parent’s migration status constitutes a child rights violation and always contravenes the principle of the best interests of the child.

“Children should not be criminalized or subject to punitive measures because of their or their parents’ migration status. The detention of a child because of their or their parent’s migration status  constitutes  a  child  rights  violation  and  always  contravenes  the  principle  of  the  best interests  of  the  child. In this light, States should expeditiously and completely cease the detention of children on the basis of their immigration status.”

UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Report of the 2012 Day of General Discussion on the Rights of all Children in the Context of International Migration, 2012

A campaign by

Unicef
Mineurs en exil

In collaboration with

Caritas
Ciré
Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen
JRS