Coercion of children to obtain fingerprints and facial images is never acceptable

IOM, together with other UN agencies and NGOs, has issued a joint statement raising our concern ahead the EU institution's negotiations (scheduled for of 27 March 2018) on the EURODAC Regulation, that the proposed system to expand the current database of asylum applicants to better identify “irregularly staying third country nationals” through the use of biometric data would inappropriately allow the use of coercion to take the fingerprints and facial images of children.

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