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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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27 Aug 2018
This article describes the legal issues surrounding an Anglo Russian case in July 2018. At the root of the issue was the child's right to be heard and it's antagonism with the Convention's mandate for the requested state to recognise an order from...
21 Sep 2017
Open Democracy follows the cases of migrant families living in Russia whose children are struggling to enroll in school due to the tightening restrictions on school attendance. This has particularly adverse affects for migrant children who are...
23 Jun 2017
According to the Daily Mail, images of teenagers harming themselves are surfacing on popular social media outlets, as part of the newly emergent trend called the "Blue Whale Challenge". The Blue Whale Challenge has prompted international concern...
12 Sep 2016
RAPSI reports on the appointment of a new child rights Ombudsman for Russia, Anna Kuznetsova, who has called for the modernisation of legislation concerning the adoption of Russian children by foreigners. This focusses on the controversial 2012 Dima...
16 Nov 2015
RT reports that a newly-discovered disease, causing irreversible metabolic disorders in children, has claimed the lives of 14 children in Yakutia. Two more have been diagnosed with this genetic disease, caused by gene mutations, which kills kids...
23 Oct 2015
According to BBC, hundreds of migrants have embraced a new route into Europe that avoids the life-threatening Mediterranean crossing. They are cycling into Norway from Russia. Since they are not allowed to cross the Artic on foot, many buy bikes and...
20 Jul 2015
‘RT’ reports about a new campaign in Russia launched by Ombudsman to raise parents awareness and do not leave children in their cars alone. Moreover, the organizers of the campaign will seek to establish a new law forbidding to leave children under...
18 Jul 2015
The Kyiv Post reports that former Soviet Union states are not doing enough to combat trafficking in women and children, and that tens of thousands of women and children are being trafficked in those states each year. Moldova does not issue annual...
16 Jul 2015
RAPSI reports that a new bill has been introduced in Russia that would criminalise begging with small children present, punishable by up to six years in prison. The bill was introduced by State Duma lawmaker Alexander Kurdyumov of the Liberal...
15 Jun 2015
‘KyivPost’ reports on the situation in child protection in the former Soviet Union. According to the newspaper, the situation in post-Soviet countries was continually worsening after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 due to economic...

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