UNICEF Belgium

UNICEF urges States to recall that a child is first and foremost a child and that all children—regardless of migration status—are entitled to the full set of rights as recognised in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

UNICEF urges States to recall that a child is first and foremost a child and that all children—regardless of migration status—are entitled to the full set of rights as recognised in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). UNICEF calls   upon   States   to   expeditiously   and completely  cease  the  detention  of  children  on  the  basis  of  the  child’s,  his/her  parents’  or  guardians’  immigration  status.  Instead  alternatives  should  be  developed  that  fulfil  the  best  interests  of  the  child, along with the child’s rights to liberty and family life.

UNICEF Belgium, Child detention in closed centres because of their immigration status: a violation of child rights, 2016 (FR or NL)

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Mineurs en exil

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