Joint Position Paper on a Comprehensive Child Rights Strategy
This position paper presents a set of key principles to guide the development of a comprehensive Child Rights Strategy as well as priorities and actions for the European Institutions, Member States, and partner countries to take. The principles and priorities highlighted in this position paper are core principles enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and its General Comments. They are also aligned with the UN 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Missing Children Europe Statement on COVID-19 Protecting children (at risk of) going missing
Missing Children Europe
While fighting the virus, we cannot neglect our responsibility and obligation to protect the most vulnerable among us. Missing Children Europe in its statement shows how COVID-19 impacted children (at risk of) going missing as well as calls for national governments and EU decision makers to take an action in order to support 116 000 hotlines that play a crucial role in guaranteeing support and protection for children and families.
New ways to access UK asylum: Resolving the refugee situation at the UK’s doorstep
Refugee Rights Europe
The latest policy proposal calls for long-term solutions to the human suffering at the UK border in northern France. Within the context of the UK’s negotiations regarding its future relationship with the EU, a new approach to the situation in northern France is presented by civil society actors, which hold in-depth knowledge of the complexities of human mobility at the UK border.
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)
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 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.
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.
Results of public consultation “EU guidance on integrated child protection systems”
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
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
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.
Missing Children Memorandum to the EU
Recommendations on effective European strategies regarding the cross-border problem of missing children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
"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.
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.
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.
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.
Explanatory Report on the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention
Report on the general characteristics of the Hague Conference on private international law
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
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.
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.