Recently two studies came out on the treatment of unaccompanied minors asking for asylum in Europe. UNICEF’s report on the Judicial implementation of Art. 3 of the CRC in Europe: The case of migrant children including unaccompanied children (www.statewatch.org/news/2012/nov/rights-the-child-in-europe.pdf). Another report on the Right to asylum for unaccompanied minors in the European Union was published … Lire la suite Unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in Europe, good reads for our Swiss asylum authorities!
Every year thousands of unaccompanied minors from non-EU countries travel to Europe. Some have fled from wars, conflicts or other difficult and dramatic living conditions, sometimes experiencing the loss of family along the way; others expect a better life or want to access education, welfare or medical attention. The arrival of unaccompanied minors is a … Lire la suite More efforts needed to adress the situation of unaccompanied minors says the European Commission
While the EU is seeking to harmonise its asylum policies through the completion of a Common European Asylum System, the situation of unaccompanied children seeking asylum proves to be another example of the discrepancies between Member states’ policies and practices, a study comparative study coordinated by France terre d’asile has found. 10,295 unaccompanied children … Lire la suite Study identifies huge disparities on how unaccompanied asylum seeking children are treated across the EU