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Citizens in Their in Own Right: Achieving Adequate Recognition of Children in Australia's Immigration and Citizenship Framework

Rubenstein, Kim; Field, Jacqueline


We argue in this chapter that Australia's current law is insufficient to protect the best interests of children of refugees and asylum seekers and acknowledge their individual circumstances, as required by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This highlights the need to reform Australia's immigration and citizenship framework relating to children so children's claims to citizenship can be considered in their own right, rather than depending on the method in which their parents reached...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter


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