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Whose best interests?

Exploring Unaccompanied Minors’ Rights through the Lens of Migration and Asylum Processes (MinAs)

This report examines the best interests of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the UK through their own experiences. While a sophisticated framework of rights exists on paper, there are longstanding concerns, supported by this research, that children are often denied these rights in practice for a variety of reasons. The importance given to their asylum-­‐seeking status, over and above their being children, has meant that their rights as children have had to be fought for through campaigns and legal cases.