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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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30 Jan 2020
A Strategic Action Plan for Roma and Traveller Inclusion 2020–2025 plan has been announced by the Council of Europe. The action plan notes that 10–12 million Roma and Travellers in Europe are extremely poor and excluded. The widespread presence of...
06 Dec 2019
The Council of Europe raised their concern regarding the Vucjak migration camp located in Bosnia and Hercegovina; the Council urged the Bosnian government to close the migration camp and to take further steps in improving the quality of treatment...
19 Mar 2018
Moldova has implemented recent legislative changes that impact the citizenship status of children. While Law 310 that came into force last January eases the process of children born to Transnistrian parents to acquire Moldovan nationality, Law 132...
19 Oct 2016
On the 18th of October, in Brussels, ChildPact participated to the civil society consultations prior to the 2016 European Neighbouring Policy (ENP) Report for Ukraine. The consultations have been jointly conducted by the European External Action...
04 Aug 2016
In this press release the UNHCR welcomes the conclusions reached at what it describes as an 'historic' moment in international cooperation. It writes that the UN General Assembly "agreed by consensus upon a political declaration with two annexes...
13 Jul 2016
In this press release the European Commission expresses the intention to completely reform the current Common European Asylum System with the hope of moving towards a fairer, more efficient and more humane asylum policy. The European Commission says...
16 Jun 2016
A brief has been prepared by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee summarizing the recent legislative changes to the Hungarian asylum law between April and June 2016, including their detrimental effects on asylum-seekers and refugees in the country....
15 Jun 2016
The Open Society Foundations reports on a legal case focussing on the Italian authorities treatment of Tunisian migrants in 2011. Judges reached a unanimous decision that the European Convention on Human Rights had been breached in this case and...

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