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Human rights protections for child asylum seekers examined

21 November 2022

The Joint Committee on Human Rights continues its inquiry into the human rights of asylum seekers in the UK when it takes evidence from representatives of Children and Families Across Borders, Coram Children’s Legal Centre, and Every Child Protected Against Trafficking.


Wednesday 23 November 2022

At 3.00pm

  • Stewart MacLachlan, Legal & Policy Manager, Coram Children’s Legal Centre
  • Carolyn Housman, CEO of Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB)
  • Laura Durán, Head of Policy, Advocacy and Research at Every Child Protected Against Trafficking (ECPAT UK)

The session will examine the rules and policies relating to child asylum seekers and whether they meet the UK’s human rights obligations in practice. This will include how and when age assessments are carried out, what accommodation is available for child asylum seekers and what safeguarding measures are in place.

The Committee will also ask questions on the rules governing family reunion and the protection of children who may be victims of trafficking or modern slavery.

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