Edited by Jacqueline Bhabha, Jyothi Kanics and Daniel Senovilla Hernández
Chapter 18: Identification: age and identity assessment
Having an assumed chronological age above or below 18 years determines the support provided for young asylum seekers in most European countries, despite the fact that many lack documents with an exact birth date. This has led to the use of many different methods to assess age in Europe by dentists, paediatricians, radiographers and social workers. The use of these imprecise methods raise serious ethical and human rights concerns and is often experienced as unfair and stressful by the young asylum seekers.
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