Category: asylum

UK – Immigration control takes priority over children’s best interests, concludes Joint Committee on Human Rights

Lack of specialist legal advice likely to be exacerbated by legal aid cuts   The Joint Committee on Human Rights has called for extensive reforms in the way that unaccompanied migrant children are treated on their arrival in the United Kingdom. In 2012 around 1,200 such children sought asylum in the UK, and around 2,150 …

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