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Read the latest news on child protection from around Europe. For news related to the recent refugee crisis in Europe please see our Thematic Page.

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09 Oct 2019
The Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has acknowledged Switzerland's progress on identification and protection of human trafficking victims, but at the same time called for further measures to tackle the...
19 Dec 2016
A photo from the exhibition “Displaced” The conference entitled “Forcible displacement, the global challenge of the 21st century?” took place at the University of Zurich on 29th November 2016 as part of the exhibition “Displaced”, currently...
28 Sep 2016
„When I grow up, I want to be an astronaut,“ is something every child will say one way or another when dreaming about the future. And simple things like kitchen utensils or cardboard boxes can make that dream come true, at least for a short moment....
05 Sep 2016
RT News reports on the case of a Swiss politician, arrested for assisting 4 refugee children to enter the country. Lisa Bosia Mirra, a politician for the Swiss Socialist party has previously been critical of the country’s asylum laws. The politician...
10 Aug 2016
'Reuters' reports on Amnesty International's warning of a buildup of migrants on Italy's border with Switzerland and its subsequent demands placed on Swiss authorities to provide clarification over reports by children that they had been sent back...
16 Jun 2016
Swissinfo.ch reports on how Terre Des Hommes, a Swiss based NGO, has criticized the Swiss government for its detention of child migrants and asylum seekers under little understood laws and policies. Terre Des Hommes said that it found a severe lack...
16 Jun 2016
Terre des hommes has produced a report examining the illegal detention of migrant children in Switzerland. The lack of transparency and the lack of reliable data available make an analysis of the true nature and extent of this illegal practice...
05 Jun 2016
Swissinfo reports that voters have backed government plans to speed up asylum procedures in Switzerland. Proponents say the reforms will make the system fairer for all. Under the proposal, most asylum requests should be decided within 140 days of...
27 Apr 2016
The DW reports that Swiss politicians have passed a law that would see the many victims of child labor in the country compensated. Switzerland has a history of taking away children from their families based on vague justifications, the children were...
04 Apr 2016
Swissinfo reports that the first group of refugees that Switzerland will take in as part of the European Union’s refugee relocation programme will be made up of 30 people, it has been confirmed. The asylum seekers, mostly from Eritrea and Syria, are...

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