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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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05 Dec 2009
‘Irish Times’ reports that according to a recent research, 40% of 9-years-olds have been vicims of bullying in the past year, boys and girls at similar rates. Among boys the most prominent form was verbal bullying while among girls...
30 Oct 2009
‘The Herald’ reports that in a juvenile court case the judge made remarks that were reinforcing racial stereotypes against Roma people. He came under criticism by both the Immigrant Council of Ireland and the Pavee Point Travellers...
16 Oct 2009
‘Irish Times’ reports that a recently published study on migrant children looked separately at the experience of children from African, Eastern European and Latin American migrants and returning Irish emigrants. School was found to...
24 Sep 2009
The ‘Irish Times’ reports that the Children’s Rights Alliance asked the government to ratify the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoptions, after a recent Vietnamese government report on adoption ‘makes for worrying reading...
27 Aug 2009
‘Ireland online’ reports that the Irish government has announced a â?¬3m donation to combat child labour, human trafficking and forced labour in the developing world. The money will be channelled through the ILO.
01 Aug 2009
‘Irish Times’ reports that authorities have deported 156 foreign nationals to their countries of origin so far this year – almost as many as were expelled in the whole of 2008. In the voluntary return program of the IOM 261 have...
31 Jul 2009
‘The Irish Times’ reports that the Irish Refugee Council welcomed the Government’s commitment to end the use of hostels to accommodate separated children seeking asylum. “Separated children are extremely vulnerable. The...
21 Jun 2009
Belfast Telegraph columnist, Eamon McCann analyses the discrimination against Roma children in a historical perspective. Beginning with examples of the Nazi concentration camps, the long list of racist attacks against the Roma until today offer...
14 Jun 2009
Another Romanian family was attacked in Belfast and 130 men, woman and children spent a second night in emergency accommodation after a campaign of violence against them.The chief police officer also had to response the question why 999 calls...
06 Jun 2009
‘Irish Times’ reports that Irish Minister of Justice Dermot Ahern introduced the government’s action plan to combat human trafficking. Key preventative measures include penalties of up to life imprisonment for trafficking of...

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