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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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29 Oct 2019
The ‘Human Rights Watch’ reports that Greece is processing this week a draft law relevant to the reduce of migrants’ arrival in the country from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. Many ‘’alarms’’ are being emerged about the possible attenuation of asylum...
17 Jul 2018
Last Week the UN General Assembly has agreed to better manage the international flow of migrants and protect human rights. The UN Global Compact for Migration (GCM) is a collective agreement among UN member states to improve cooperation and...
29 May 2017
Balkan Insight recently reports that in Bulgaria, a draft order has been crafted, and is subjected to public discussion on June 25. The order will restrict the mobility of refugees, through their confinement to four zones in Bulgaria, particularly...
08 Mar 2017
Members of the Destination Unknown Campaign are deeply concerned about the Hungarian Parliament’s approval of a law contemplating the placement of all asylum-seekers, including children, in detention. Detention is never in a child’s best interests...
20 Apr 2016
A joint statement by the UN has expressed serious concern on the conditions of transit and asylum centers after the closure of Western Balkan border to irregular migration. Due to the closure of borders, migrants have been stranded in transit...
27 Oct 2015
The 'Asylum Information Database' reports that the delegation of ECRE undertook a fact-finding visit to Hungary in order to gain in-depth understanding of the new border procedure applied at the Hungarian border and the conditions facing asylum...
03 Jul 2015
The number of persons seeking refuge, including accompanied or unaccompanied children, skyrocketed since the beginning of the year with more than 60 000 persons entering Hungary in the first six months of 2015 (as opposed to 42 777 for the entire...
18 Mar 2015
'The Guardian' reports that a cross party-group of MPs has called for an end to the indefinite detention of migrants, warning that too many people are being unnecessarily detained, sometimes for as long as four years, under a system they...

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