Over the past two years, IDC members and human rights centers in Mexico and Argentina have collaborated on the most important research study to date on migrant children on the Mexico/Guatemala border.

The new report “Detained Children: The human rights of migrant children on the Mexico-Guatemala border” presented by the Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Matías de Córdova A.C. (Tapachula, Chiapas) and the University of Lanús Human Rights Center (Buenos Aires) highlights the effects of current detention and deportation policies on children and recommends alternatives to detention be explored with a primary focus on developing mechanisms and procedures that respect the best interests of the child.

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