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UK 'failing migrant children'

Britain is falling short of obligations set out under international law for dealing with migrant children, a group of parliamentarians has warned.

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Britain 'is failing unaccompanied migrant children'

Britain is failing to dealing with migrant children who arrive in the country without parents or relatives, a group of parliamentarians has warned.

The UK is failing migrant children, MPs have said. Credit: PA

Immigration concerns are too often given priority over the protection of migrant children, including abuse victims and those who have fled conflict zones, MPs say.

The Joint Committee on Human Rights said the UK is as a result failing to meet the terms of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, a treaty bound by international law.

It also calls on the Government not to return any children to Afghanistan or Iraq while conflict and humanitarian concerns persist.

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