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21 Dec 2012
‘The Independent’ reports that the level of child victims of human trafficking taken into care only to go missing again is scandalous. Only a “very few” local authorities were aware of the numbers of children they have in...
21 Dec 2012
‘Spiegel Online’ reports that Greece’s treatment of migrants and asylum seekers is so appalling that it has become a humanitarian crisis, Amnesty International charges in a new report. The report says that authorities are too slow...
20 Dec 2012
‘The Guardian’ reports that broadcasters have been summoned to a meeting with media regulator Ofcom over concerns about the exploitation of children in programmes. All of the major broadcasters, including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4,...
20 Dec 2012
‘Scotsman’ reports that almost half of Scotland’s young runaways are at risk of being sexually exploited and most of them are unaware of the risks they face, Barnardo’s has warned. The children’s charity is now working alongside...
20 Dec 2012
‘Cyprus Mail’ reports that welfare is still failing to work alongside other state services to ensure that children’s rights are secured, Commissioner for Children’s Rights Leda Koursoumba said. “There are gaps in the potential for...
18 Dec 2012
‘Belarus Digest’ reports that yearly about 4,000 children are institutionalised in Belarus because their parents are deprived custody, while on the whole 25,000 children grow up in care. Only a fraction of these children are real...
18 Dec 2012
‘Rianovosti’ reports that a rally in support of children’s rights took place outside the US Embassy in Moscow, combining expressions of sympathy for victims of the Conneticut school shooting with calls to protect Russian children...
18 Dec 2012
‘GBC News’ reports that 2012 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons released by the UN Office on drugs and Crime (UNODC) says 27% of all victims of human trafficking officially detected globally between 2007 and 2010 are children. The...
18 Dec 2012
‘The Norway Post’ reports that an increasing number of child victims in human trafficking are brought to Norway. Most of the victims are between 14 and 18 years old. Some of the children are forced to participate in crimes involving...
18 Dec 2012
‘Swissinnfo’ reports that the Swiss parliament has voted to allow gay couples to adopt each other’s children. The Senate had approved a motion granting adoption rights regardless of marital status or sexual orientation, as long as...

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