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UNICEF welcomes British recognition of migrant children's rights

Publisher UN News Service
Publication Date 23 September 2008
Cite as UN News Service, UNICEF welcomes British recognition of migrant children's rights, 23 September 2008, available at: [accessed 22 October 2017]
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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today applauded the decision by the British Government to grant children seeking asylum, migrant children and those trafficked into the country the same rights as British children, including their right to education, health care and social services.

"The decision paves the way for vulnerable children who are subject to immigration control to enjoy the fundamental human rights spelled out in the Convention [on the Rights of the Child] for every child," UNICEF said in a press release.

"The move, made over the weekend, signals the Government's full commitment to supporting the children's rights as laid out in the CRC

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