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Landing in Dover

The immigration process undergone by unaccompanied children arriving in Kent

Article 22 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) requires State Parties to take measures to ensure that children seeking asylum receive appropriate protection and humanitarian assistance in the enjoyment of the rights set out in the UNCRC and in other international humanitarian instruments to which the State is a party. In addition, these children are entitled to the full enjoyment of their rights under the UNCRC such as not to be discriminated against, to be treated with humanity and respect, to have their voices heard and for the ‘best interests of the child’ principle to apply to them when decisions are made about their future.