The Agency shared its view on protecting child rights in the Dublin Procedure, particularly for unaccompanied children at a hearing organised by the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee in Brussels on 10 October.
The main topic of the hearing was the reform of the Dublin system and crisis relocation. The Agency expressed concern as to the compliance of the recast of the Dublin procedure with international and European standards protecting the rights of the child. Specific attention was given to the best interest of the child and procedural safeguards. The Committee Chair announced that the European Parliament has requested the Agency to submit a legal opinion on the impact of the proposed amendments to the Dublin Regulation on children.