An NGO Input for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Rights of the Child and Family Reunification
Response or Comment
The Center for the Human Rights of Children and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, in collaboration with First Focus on Children, Kids in Need of Defense, and the National Immigrant Justice Center, submit this input in response to the call for submissions made by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to prepare a report to the Human Rights Council on the rights of the child and family reunification. This input will focus specifically upon the USG’s failure to acknowledge and protect the human rights of migrant children and families in cross-border situations, the USG’s abject disregard for migrant children’s right to family unity—despite laws that clearly protect this right for domestic children, and the USG’s categorical failure to consider the best interest of migrant children in the immigration process, including decisions to return children to their country of origin.
Walts, Katherine Kaufka; Diaz, Sarah J.; Mitchell, Abigail; Molina, Gladis; and Nagda, Jennifer, "An NGO Input for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Rights of the Child and Family Reunification" (2021). Center for the Human Rights of Children. 31.
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