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03 Jul 2008
Comment : ‘Reuters AlertNet’ reports that World Vision Romania in partnership with Ratiu Foundation for Democracy organised a campaign with the aim of preventing child trafficking for sexual and forced labour purposes. The campaign...
03 Jul 2008
Comment :The ‘Herald Tribune’ reports that a UNHCR study into illegal immigration found that Greek authorities were failing to care adequately for unaccompanied child asylum seekers . The asylum claims take too long to review, while...
30 Jun 2008
Comment : According to ‘Doncaster Free Press’, an a 15-year-old Vietnamese boy – victim of child trafficking – was sentenced to 12-month detention after admitting farming £85,000 of cannabis in a house. An appeal is pending...
30 Jun 2008
Comment : According to ‘The Guardian’, British police fears that as many as 33 girls between the ages of 12 and 15 could have been involved in a case uncovered in Sheffield last year . Children were “groomed” by men acting...
28 Jun 2008
Comment : According to the Moldovan News Agency ‘AIS moldpres’, the Moldovan President chaired a meeting on June 30th of the Supreme Security Council on two issues, one being the fight against human trafficking. Participants presented...
26 Jun 2008
Extract : The Interagency Panel on Juvenile Justice (IPJJ) would like to encourage juvenile justice actors to follow-up on the recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child relating to children’s rights in juvenile justice...
23 Jun 2008
The European Institutions reacted strongly against Italian Ministry of Interior proposal to fingerprint Roma, since this directive might be against EU regulation and could break the fundamental Human Rights. According to the spokesperson for the...
23 Jun 2008
Although it is against Romanian law, a governmental committee has allowed an 11-year-old Romanian girl who was raped by an uncle to be able to have a legal abortion. In general, Romania’s abortion limit is 14 weeks. In this particular case...
22 Jun 2008
Kathimerini reports that the Greek office of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) is concerned about the situation of “dozens” of unaccompanied minors being confined in a migrant reception center in Lesvos, Greece . It is said...
22 Jun 2008
Reuters UK reports that the new conservative italian government plans a census of Romas’ living in camps throughout the country, in order “to provide further guarantees for their rights”. *The Interior Minister intends to...

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