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Protection of Unaccompanied Children in Migrant Crisis – Test for the European Union
Protection of Unaccompanied Children in Migrant Crisis – Test for the European Union

Author(s): Jovan Andonovski
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, EU-Legislation
Published by: Университет за национално и световно стопанство (УНСС)
Keywords: Unaccompanied Children; Migration; EU; Legislation; Guardianship
Summary/Abstract: The European Union failed to protect the migrants and to provide special protection and care for unaccompanied and separated children during the massive migrant flows in Europe. Despite the EU and other international regulations, EU as a whole and some member states failed to establish and put in practice quality standards, referral mechanisms and standardized procedures in the reception and care of migrant and asylum seeking children, including with regard to the individual best interest determination, assistance and support for victims of violence, child-sensitive hearings and interviews. Also, it is more than obvious that there is no effective and efficient guardianship services for unaccompanied and separated children migrants and refugees. The aim of this paper is not only to elaborate the legal frame and the past experience in this regard, but also to provide some new ideas and prospects for improvement of the child protection and finding solutions for the children, families, societies and states.

  • Page Range: 99-106
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English