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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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08 Jul 2014
‘Daily Mail’ reports that twenty Roma parents and other family members who who were exploiting their children in illegal activities were beginning prison sentences of up to eight years each. The offences took place between 2011 and 2012...
30 Jun 2014
‘ABC News’ reports that the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that France was wrong to refuse to register the birth of a child born to a surrogate mother. While France does not allow such births, some parents go abroad where it...
25 Jun 2014
‘The Guardian’ published an article following the brutal attack on a Roma teenager. It visits the district where at least half of France’s estimated 20,000 Roma live. Residents of the area are poor themselves and resent the...
22 Jun 2014
‘The Telegraph’ reports of the aftermath of graphic photos being published by article about the young Roma victim of a vigilante attack. The article shocked people in Romania as well as in France. Open Society Foundation representative...
02 Jun 2014
‘The Local’ reports that judges in Versailles refused a request this week by a lesbian woman to adopt the 4-year-old child of her partner, that was conceived through artificial insemination. The court argued that going abroad for...
08 Apr 2014
‘Human Rights Watch’ reports that a large number of unaccompanied children are being detained and held in the transit zones at the French border. Human Rights Watch argues that this goes against international law. Under French law,...
04 Mar 2014
‘Voice of America’ reports that local organizations in some areas of France are taking action to integrate Roma into their communities. Modest programs that help members of the Roma community learn French, send their children to school...
22 Oct 2013
‘Reuters’ reports that a 15-year-old girl taken off a school bus and deported to Kosovo has become the latest focus of France’s agonized debate over migration, putting Interior Minister Manuel Valls under fire. Hundreds of pupils...
19 Sep 2013
‘Fox News’ reports that child beauty pageants may soon be banned in France, after a vote in the French Senate. The proposed children’s pageant amendment sprouted from a debate on a women’s rights law and a discussion about...
02 Sep 2013
‘Focus’ reports that two legal proceedings were initiated in South France on identical cases of baby trafficking of Roma origin. The investigation in Ajaccio established that pregnant women from Romania have delivered their babies in...

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