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18 Dec 2009
OSCE reports that Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, judge at the Criminal Court of Rome was appointed the OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, replacing Eva Biaudet whose term concludes at the end of...
12 Dec 2009
According to MSF press release, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants are bearing the brunt of increasingly restrictive policies which take a toll on their physical and mental health. Yet when they finally reach Europe, many face prolonged...
12 Dec 2009
‘YLE’ reports that the City of Helsinki offered emergency housing for 11 people, including seven children due to the ongoing severe cold weather. The people are Romanian Roma who travelled to Finland for work but are currently...
07 Dec 2009
‘The Herald’ reports that in a two-year international operation, Europol identified five child victims and 221 suspects of child sexual exploitation. 115 alleged child sex offenders were arrested in 19 countries.
07 Dec 2009
‘OSCE’ reports on its website that in her presentation of the final annual report, Eva Biaudet told the OSCE Permanent Council that States must commit resources and show necessary political will to tackle human trafficking. She also...
07 Dec 2009
‘Irish Examiner’ reports that the Irish government has set aside 15 million euros for the counselling and social work for the victims of clerical abuse in religious-run institutions, uncovered by the ‘Ryan Report’....
06 Dec 2009
‘Flanders News’ reports that the European Centre for Missing Children Child Focus published age-enhanced photos of five of Belgium’s most famous missing childre*n and young people. It hopes *to help in the search. A special...
05 Dec 2009
‘IPS News’ reports that a week-long Children’s Climate Forum was organised by UNICEF in Copenhagen to coincide with the world forum on climate Change. Young people from 44 countries demanded that leaders take action on climate...
28 Nov 2009
The ‘Council of Europe’ reports on its website that the “draft guidelines”:http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/standardsetting/childjustice/draft%20guidelines%2018%20nov_en.pdf on child-friendly justice are now open to public...
28 Nov 2009
The ‘Council of Europe’ reports that it is calling on all of its 47 member States to adopt and implement national schemes to protect the rights of children and eradicate violence against children. The professionals should receive...

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