Recommended Principles for Child Migrants

Actions speak louder than words.

These nine principles help guide decisions being made about child migrants.

They are an important reminder of the international law obligations to ensure that the best interests of the children are maintained at all times.

For our work, we’re thrilled to see the non-detention of children included as principle 4:

Screen Shot 2016-08-01 at 10.18.50 AMThe principles were launched during the 32nd Session of the Human Rights Council Terre des Hommes co-organised a side-event  on the theme “Guiding actions concerning children on the move and other children affected by migration”.

They build on the recommendations set out in the Committee on the Rights of the Child’s 2012 Day of General Discussion Report on “The Rights of All Children in the Context of International Migration

Please take a minute to read the principles, and consider who you can share them with.

Who do you know who is in a position to make decisions about the rights of migrant children?