human development, social justice and sustainable social systems

Force fingerprinting of children

unworthy of European values

Caritas Europa opposes European Institutions’ idea of allowing national authorities to use coercion to obtain fingerprints and facial images of children in the context of the revision of EURODAC that stores data of migrants.  Coercion of children in any manner or form in the context of migration related procedures, violates children’s rights, which EU Member States committed to respect and uphold.

Therefore, Caritas Europa has decided to join 22 other Civil Society and UN organisations in a common call on the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission to exempt all children, no matter their age, from all forms of coercion in the EURODAC Regulation, in full compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.


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