chapter  19
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The human rights of children in the context of international migration

ByPablo Ceriani Cernadas

Children and adolescents are increasingly migrating in search of family reunification, survival, security, improved standards of living, education, or protection from abuse and violence. Millions of children and young people are on the move, both within and between regions, accompanied by their families or on their own.1 Also when not migrating themselves, they are affected, because migrating parents often leave them behind or because they are born to migrant parents in destination countries.