"Cut Off From Justice: The impact of excluding separated migrant children from legal aid
Dr Helen Connolly, Ilona Pinter
In April 2013, the Government implemented changes to the legal aid system which means that separated or unaccompanied migrant children - those without a parent or guardian in this country - are no longer be able to get free support with their immigration cases. The report focus on the issue.
Children’s rights in return policy and practice in Europe
A discussion paper on the return of unaccompanied and separated children to institutional reception or family
Children's rights, as they see them
Eurobarometer study of young people in all 27 member states of the EU which identified the most important issues in terms of their rights and the rights of children in general and the various obstacles children face in exercising these rights.
Implementation Handbook: putting the investing in children recommendation into practice
The 2013 European Commission Recommendation “Investing in Children: Breaking the cycle of disadvantage” presented a comprehensive policy approach to child poverty and well-being. A new Implementation Handbook by Eurochild and its partners in the EU Alliance for Investing in Children, shows how member states can translate the policy guidelines into action.
Introduction: development, children, and protection
William Myers, Michael Bourdillon
Introduces a special issue of Development in Practice focusing on Child Protection in Development. Places protection of children in context of development studies, outlines current international trends in protection of children and raises questions about them.
Protecting undocumented children: Promising policies and practices from governments
Focusing on the areas of education, health care, protection from violence and non-detention, this report seeks to support and disseminate such policies, by presenting several promising examples from governments at all levels, alongside some available data and relevant policy documents at EU level.
Publication: Human Rights Indicators for Migrants and their Families
Pablo Ceriani Cernadas, Michele LeVoy, Lilana Keith, Luis Campos
The working paper shows that the use of indicators for the human rights of migrants can facilitate and monitor progress and compliance with legal obligations; that the fulfilment of migrants’ rights is an essential tool for social integration in multicultural societies, and that migrants’ rights indicators promote evidence based policy-making.
The Hague Child Abduction Convention: A Critical Analysis
Provides an up-to-date discussion of the international operation of the Abduction Convention together with in-depth critical academic analysis in light of the objectives of the Convention and other relevant legal norms, such as the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The UN Convention on the Rights of a Child
An analysis of how the Convention relates to the rights of missing children
Results of public consultation “EU guidance on integrated child protection systems”
"International Criminalisation and Child Welfare Protection": the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Reviews of the context of the Optional Protocol on the Rights of the Child, including the work of the Special Rapporteur, examination of reservations and declarations made by states upon ratification and a preliminary analysis of country reports to the CRC.
CHILD ABDUCTION: RECENT JURISPRUDENCE OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Paul Beaumonta, Katarina Trimmingsa, Lara Walkera and Jayne Hollidaya
This article examines how the European Court of Human Rights has clarified its jurisprudence on how the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention Article 13 exceptions are to be applied in a manner that is consistent with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights
Child Trafficking in the EU - Challenges, perspectives and good practices
Report identifying that the EU must provide better legislation to combat child trafficking and that the protection and care of victims must be improved.
Children on the Move, Family Tracing and Needs Assessment - Guidelines for Better Cooperation between Professionals Dealing With Unaccompanied Foreign Children in Europe - relatorio da IJJO
The report suggests some practical steps to favour the creation of a more connected network of practitioners and associations, to foster cooperation in practice as well as on a more strategic level.
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities' toolkit to stop sexual violence against children
The Congress has produced a campaign toolkit in 22 language versions to encourage local and regional authorities in Europe to sign up to the Pact of Towns and Regions to Stop Sexual Violence against Children and take measures at local and regional level.
Consultation on Powers to delegate children's social care functions
The Consultation's aim is to make regulations allowing a local authority to enter into arrangements with a body corporate for the discharge of a wider range of its social services functions related to children.
Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
Scope of the convention; Central authorities; Return of Children; Rights of Access; General Provisions: Final Clauses;
Council Regulation (EC) N. 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgements in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibilities
Regulation EC2201/2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility
Explanatory Report on the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention
Report on the general characteristics of the Hague Conference on private international law
First Implementation report on protection of children against sexual abuse in the circle of trust
Council of Europe
The 1st monitoring round of the implementation of the Lanzarote Convention focuses on the protection of children against sexual abuse in the circle of trust. Two reports will cover this theme in the 26 States (those which were Parties to the Convention at the time the monitoring round was launched)
Handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration
It is designed to assist legal practitioners at national and European level, including lawyers, judges, prosecutors, border guards, immigration officials and others working with national authorities, as well as non-governmental organisations and other bodies.
INCADAT comprises searchable summaries of decisions, links to the full texts of judgments and compendia of legal analysis in English, French and Spanish. Continually updated, INCADAT is used by judges, Central Authorities, legal practitioners, researchers and others interested in this rapidly developing branch of law.
Into independence, not out of care 16 plus care options
An inquiry into the child protection system in England (2012) expressed concern about the level and quality of support received by older young people in, or on the edge of, the care system. The current Staying Put policy applies only to looked after young people living in foster care.
Looking back: 15 years of prevention and responses to missing children in the European Union
In 2001, the Council of the European Union adopted a Resolution on the contribution of civil society in finding missing or sexually exploited children under the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU. The Resolution coincided with the launch at the European Parliament of the European Federation for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children - now operating under the name Missing Children Europe. It also announced the beginning of a series of initiatives taken at the level of the EU to protect children from going missing. Measures taken over the past 15 years have included legislation, policy and funding, often promoting a public private partnerships response involving a broad range of stakeholders at different levels.
The presentation will outline and contextualise some of these key European initiatives and their impact at national level, including the latest data on the caseload of hotlines for missing children reachable in 29 European countries through the same European telephon
Mainstream Children's Rights In EU Legislation, Policy And Budget
This study provides guidance on how effective child rights mainstreaming can be undertaken in the EU's internal policies, budget and legislation. It offers seven steps for effective mainstreaming of children's rights, based on interviews with European Commission and European Council officials as well as contributions from national children's NGOs and academics.
Missing Children in the European Union Mapping, data collection and statistics
Collected and analysed data, and developed the basis to improve the mechanisms involved when children go missing in the 27 EU Member States.
Missing Children Memorandum to the EU
Recommendations on effective European strategies regarding the cross-border problem of missing children.
Strategic Threat Assessment on Child Trafficking in the UK
Report providing an assessment of national strategic trends, informs police, UKBA, children's services, NGOs. Aids prevention and prosecution of those exploiting children. Recommends partnerships between agencies and best practice.
The European Court of Human Rights and the Hague Child Abduction Convention: Prioritising Return or Reflection?
This article analyses the Grand Chamber judgments in Neulinger and X v. Latvia and considers how compliance with Article 8 ECHR should be achieved in the application of the Hague Convention; prioritising return or reflection? In so doing it also reflects on whether a summary return mechanism can continue to accord with twenty-first century expectations and norms.
The European hotline number for missing children: A practical guide for hotline operators
Missing Children Europe
It contains key recommendations and examples of existing practices that every NGO running, or wishing to run, the 116000 hotline can draw inspiration from and make use of.
The New UN Trafficking Protocol
Janice G. Raymond
Summarizes the key points of the new trafficking in persons protocol, the debate over the definition of trafficking, which was the most contentious part of the Protocol, how the Protocol is being interpreted, and its implications for regional and national policy against human trafficking
The powers of the court of protection in relation to missing adult cases with an international element
Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE & Katherine Res Pritchard
Introduction and brief summary of the powers of the Court of Protection in relation to cases with an international element.
The role of central authorities in the application of the 1980 Hague Convention on child abduction: A critical analysis of a genuine area of public international law
Dr. Kutlay TELLİ
This article mainly intends to provide a roadmap for Central Authorities regarding the return requests within the meaning of the Hague Convention
The value of crime scripting: deconstructing internal child sex trafficking
Brayley, H., Cockbain, E., & Laycock, G
Explores how Crime Scripting can benefit crime investigations. This method has recently been used for investigations regarding child sex trafficking.