Consultation on new General Comment on migrant children
The UN Committees on the Rights of the Child and Migrant Workers and their Families are welcoming written comments on an early draft of the new joint General Comment on the human rights of children in the context of international migration. General Comments issued by UN Committees set out further guidance on particular aspects of UN Treaties.
The joint General Comment will seek to provide guidance to States parties to both the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child and the UN Convention for the Rights of the Migrant Workers and their Families, including on:
•Children that migrate with their parents who are migrant workers;
•Children that are born to parents who are migrant workers in transit and destination countries;
•Migrant children that return to their country of origin, either voluntarily or by force, alone or with their parents;
•Children left behind by their parents (or by one of them) who have migrated to another country; and
•Children that migrate unaccompanied and separated from their parents (for reasons such as seeking employment, family reunification or as victims of trafficking, labour exploitation and child labour).
The Child Rights Connect Secretariat is coordinating a joint response to the consultation so please send your comments to Emma Grindulis by 16th June. Otherwise the final deadline is 30th June. Find out more about the consultation here.