All children, regardless of any personal characteristics and legal status, have certain rights guaranteed by numerous international instruments. The fundamental principles for the protection of children are the respect of the child’s best interest in all activities that concern them and an absolute prohibition of discrimination on any and all basis. This document identifies the position of unaccompanied and separated refugee and migrant children in Serbia, which is usually merely a stop on the route towards the countries of Western Europe. Furthermore, this document provides an overview of the most important legal regulations, both international and national, and presents the greatest flaws and problems which occur in practice, as well as the recommendations for the improvement of the position of unaccompanied and separated children in Serbia.

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