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10 Oct 2019
In the last two weeks, the Members of the European Parliament had the occasion to grill the new team of Commissioners-designate in a series of hearings aimed at evaluating whether they are fit for the job. Albeit the confusing and sometimes...
10 Oct 2019
The European Commission notified 13 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czechia, Greece, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Luxembourg, Latvia, Poland and Slovenia) for failing to implement EU rules on combating the sexual abuse and sexual...
10 Oct 2019
What should a children’s social worker do with vulnerable kids far from their home country? How is it possible (if it is) to handle a teenager with totally different cultural background, who is perhaps not able to express himself fully in English?...
10 Oct 2019
The Roma community is one of the largest minority groups in the EU, with an estimated number of 10 million Roma living in Europe. Helena Dalli, the EU new commissioner for equality, has stated that she will soon visit one of the most discriminated...
10 Oct 2019
It is quite problematic when children or young adults leave custody (e.g. juvenile prison) and have no plans about their future. It means they do not know where to stay, what job to do or if they should go back to school. This resettlement outcome...
10 Oct 2019
According to the article, social media is not the real reason why young girls are having hardships with their lives unless they were losing sleep or being bullied online. In fact, bullying has an eight times bigger impact on their mental well-being...
09 Oct 2019
On 8 October 2019, the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, a document of unprecedented reach, was presented at the UN General Assembly by the independent expert, Manfred Nowak. Terre des hommes (Tdh) actively contributed by collecting...
09 Oct 2019
As a first country in the UK Scotland has made it a crime for parents to smack their children. The new regulation will grant the children the same protection from assault as adults. Smacking in England is illegal, excluding cases where it is used as...
09 Oct 2019
The Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has acknowledged Switzerland's progress on identification and protection of human trafficking victims, but at the same time called for further measures to tackle the...
09 Oct 2019
At the beginning of October, Europol (European Police Office) introduced its annual Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) report on cybercrime. The report focuses on six main topics: cyber-dependent crime, payment fraud, the criminal...

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