European Ombudspersons for Children concerned by the lack of a child rights perspective in the new Common European Asylum System

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On the occasion of a High-level meeting on ‘Europe’s challenge to ensure a rights perspective for children in migration‘ organised on 24 April 2017 in Stockholm (Sweden) by the Swedish Ombudsman for Children, the Children’s Welfare Foundation Sweden and the Swedish Parliament, ENOC adopted a statement urging the European institutions and the EU member states to ensure a child rights perspective in the development of the new Common European Asylum System (CEAS).

This initiative and the adopted statement are a follow-up of ENOC’s previous activities (from 2013, 2015 and 2016) and thematic work related to the protection and promotion of the rights, needs and interests of children affected by being on the move in Europe.

See other recent ENOC activities in the field of children in migration: