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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 Sep 2019
Serbia’s refugee agency has cited Croatian border police for torturing an Afghan refugee child and denying him and 15 other migrants their right to claim asylum. Croatia's interior ministry denied the claim as ‘unfounded and... absolutely...
06 Jun 2019
On June 4th, Terre des hommes Romania (Tdh) hosted a conference with the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) about alternatives to child detention in the context of migration and asylum. Guests from around Europe...
04 Apr 2019
A two-day European Forum on the rights of the child started Tuesday in Brussels. It touched upon detention of children, violence towards refugee and migrant minors, child pornography, and the status of children of jihadi parents who moved to the ...
26 Mar 2019
The Council of Europe has recognized the detention of migrant and refugee children as a harmful practice that violates the rights of detainees. In the 2016–2021 Strategy for the Rights of the Child, the Children’s Rights division of the Council of...
04 Dec 2018
The most recent European Directive on detention clearly defines situations in which countries can detain asylum seekers. Despite this, many countries in Europe apply the practice of detention of asylum seekers, adults as well as children also in...
18 Sep 2018
The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its most recent visit to Hungary from 20 to 26 October 2017, together with the response of the...
22 Jun 2018
On the occasion of the International Refugee Day, June 20, the National Network for Children reported on UN data that over 68 million people were refugees or internally displaced in 2017. This is a record number after a five-year increase in the...
27 Nov 2017
European governments are treating children like criminals by detaining them because of their migration status. It’s time to care for them as the children they are, says Lavinia Liardo. All children – from Strasbourg to Syria – deserve to be treated...
07 Nov 2017
We, the Initiative for Child Rights in the Global Compacts, UN agencies and bodies, global, European and national organisations, welcome the European Commission’s initiative to dedicate the 11th European Forum on the Rights of the Child to the...
22 Sep 2017
Attention has been drawn to Hungary's increasingly tough anti-migration measures follwing UNHCR commissioner Filippo Grandi's recently criticised Hungary's “very clear intention” to curtail the access refugees have to protection in the country....

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