The committee said that while it was confident a lot of families would opt for double Luxembourg-British nationality to provide certainty, it nevertheless called for Brexit negotiations to take children’s rights into account.
A large part of the report was given over to children of international families living in Luxembourg and, in particular, expat child syndrome to which older children are more susceptible.
“They are more likely to have developed strong friendships in their country of origin and will often be sad to leave them behind. The school environment will therefore have a significant impact on a child’s capacity to integrate into their new society. If they are able to attend an international school, they will have more opportunities to interact with children from their own country of origin and it will be easier for them to adapt.”
Among other things, the report talked about trafficking children, pointing out that among the 79 human trafficking cases between 2010 and 2016, 11 involved minors. The committee said in order to combat it, it was important that trafficking does not remain a taboo subject and urged for greater awareness-raising.