All children in the context of international migration should be treated as children first and foremost, regardless of their nationality or migration status – or that of their parents.

This is the new guidance issued by UN human and child rights experts on children affected or involved in international migration, detailed in a joint general comment from the UN Committee on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers and the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

You can read the joint general comment on the principles regarding the human rights of children in the context of international migration here.

The joint general comment on state obligations towards the human rights of children on the move in countries of origin, transit, destination and return can be read here.

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