Transnational Coordination Mechanisms for the Protection of Children on the Move in the Context of International Migration and the Fulfilment of their Human Rights. Submission by Save the Children

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Save the Children International

The Committee on the Rights of the Child (the Committee) dedicates annually one Day of General Discussion (DGD) to a specific article of the Convention on the Rights or to a child-rights issue. This year’s discussion is dedicated to the theme of “The Rights of All Children in the Context of International Migration”. Save the Children’s submission to the Committee reflects on the impact and implications of transnational cooperation on the protection and promotion of the rights of children on the move. It aims to suggest points for reflection among the many stakeholders involved on the scope of transnational cooperation between States, and to prompt a common consideration of how the human rights of children on the move can be more effectively fulfilled through such cooperation. This paper was jointly edited by Carlotta Bellini, Roberta Cecchetti, Rebecca O’Donnell and Daniela Reale and is based on a draft report produced for Save the Children by Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights Harvard School of Public Health. The report is the result of the evidence and input provided by Save the Children staff working on Children on the Move in various regions of the world, under the coordination of Save the Children’s Task Group on Children on the Move.

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