- Related themes:
- Asylum, migration and borders
- Publication date:
- 25 April 2018
Age assessment and fingerprinting of children in asylum procedures – Minimum age requirements concerning children’s rights in the EU
The methods used to determine the age of an applicant may include “invasive” medical tests which interfere with the rights of the child, including their right to dignity, integrity and privacy. It is often a challenge to find the right balance between protecting children from harm and promoting their participation in these procedures. This report provides important insights and identifies the implications of collecting children’s biometric data and conducting age assessments.