Posted by: bluesyemre | January 19, 2015

Undocumented migrant children in the EU

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This guide provides an overview over undocumented migrant children’s “triple vulnerability”, as defined by the Council of Europe: ‘as migrants, as persons in an irregular situation and as children’. The paper explains the legal framework, provides definitions of terms and suggests strategies for improving the lives of undocumented migrant children.Children first and foremost: a guide to realising the rights of children and families in an irregular migration situation / Platform for international cooperation on undocumented migrants (PICUM); 2013; p.123 Protecting migrants under the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Social Charter / Yannis Ktistakis; Council of Europe; 2013; p.137 This handbook explains the existing types of migrants, their rights according to their status and the way they are exercised in harmony with or in discord with the migration policy in practice. Fundamental rights of migrants in an irregular situation in the European Union / European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights; 2011; p.105 This report scrutinises the problematic case of undocumented migrant children from the EU members states’ perspective. The paper assesses the conflict between the need for migration control and for defending human rights, and offers suggestions on how MS could harmonise morality with law.

http://epthinktank.eu/2014/12/17/undocumented-migrant-children-in-the-eu-2/


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