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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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28 Feb 2016
The In-Cyprus publication reports that human traffickers are upping their game in Cyprus, but police on the island are also making great strides towards combatting this form of modern slavery in its latest form of fake marriages.  In recent weeks,...
06 Mar 2015
The 'Cyprus Mail' reports on the private adoption debates in Cyprus.The Children’s Rights Commissioner Leda Koursoumba who argues that it should be removed from the bill the ministry is drafting to amend current adoption legislation, as it endangers...
26 Nov 2014
‘InCyprus’ reports on the new arrivals of child asylum seekers into Cyprus and some of the related issues. The refugees, primarily from Somalia and Syria, have trouble accessing other countries in the EU where their relatives might be...
16 Oct 2014
‘Cyprus Mail’ reports that of the 339 refugees (from Syria) that were rescued off the island’s coast two weeks ago, only six have applied for asylum in Cyprus. “Most of them are reluctant to do so out of fear that their...
16 Jun 2014
‘Greek Reporter’ reports that a Roma woman from Romania is held in custody after authorities have noticed she was begging with a little blond boy with blue eyes, approximately one and half years old. A preliminary investigation is...
28 May 2014
‘Cyprus Mail’ reports that Matthew McVarish who is the European Ambassador of the Stop the Silence non-governmental organization arrived to Cyprus during his worldwide campaign (‘Road to Change’) to raise awareness of child sexual abuse and urging...
24 May 2014
‘Cyprus Mail’ reports that the cabinet yesterday approved a bill on the prevention and combating of child sexual abuse, exploitation and child pornography. In addition the Children’s RIghts Commissioner, Leda Koursoumba announced...
19 May 2014
‘Cyprus Mail’ reports that efforts are being made in Cyprus to enact tougher legislation to combat the sexual abuse of children. Cyprus signed the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote Convention which criminalizes all sexual offenses...
16 May 2014
‘InCyprus’ reports that aims to reduce the amount of youth offenders in Cyprus by modernizing its juvenile justice system. Minister of Justice Ionas Nicolaou said that innovative measures are already being put into practice and will...
08 Apr 2014
Council of Europe Commissioner Muižnieks expressed his concern about the practice of detaining & separating migrant women from their children in Cyprus in his facebook note. He called on Cyprus to end the detention of migrant women with...

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