Los Derechos de los menores no acompañados en la Unión Europea ¿ el Asilo y la legislación migratoria están en sintonía con la Convención de los Derechos del Niño ?
The treatment of unaccompanied minors from their arrival in the EU to their potential return to their countries of origin is a matter that all EU Member States have to deal with, as destination or transit countries. However, although Member States have tried to harmonise their practices, there are still considerable divergences leading to non-coherence with regard to the implementation of the EU migration legislation at Member States level.
EU Member States have thus recognised that the treatment of unaccompanied minors is a transnational issue, which, in due respect of the principle of subsidiarity and proportionality, requires a common EU approach addressing the various aspects of this question.
It is in this framework that this paper will address the specific rights of unaccompanied minors, answering the following question: Is the current EU asylum and immigration legislation in line with provisions applicable to unaccompanied minors as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child? The focus will be put on unaccompanied minors who arrive unaccompanied or who are left unaccompanied afterwards within the Union, be they asylum seekers or considered as irregular economic migrants.
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