Life Projects for Unaccompanied Migrant Minors

On 12 July 2007 , and on the proposal of the European Committee on Migration ( CDMG ) , the Committee of Ministers adopted Recommendation Rec ( 2007 ) 9 on life projects for unaccompanied migrant minors . The overall purpose of this ...


Author: Council of Europe. Committee of Ministers

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287164096

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 34

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This recommendation stresses the importance of placing the best interests of the child at the heart of all government policy and practice in this area. A life project is an individual tool based on a joint undertaking between the child and the relevant authorities for a limited duration. It defines the child's future prospects, promotes his or her best interests without discrimination and provides a long-term response to his or her needs. Each project aims to develop the capacities of the child, allowing him or her to acquire and strengthen the skills necessary to become independent, responsible and active in society. Life projects should seek to promote the social integration of the child and his or her personal and cultural development, as well as to open access to housing, health, studies, vocational training and employment. The recommendation is also aimed at improving the capacities of member states to manage migration of unaccompanied migrant children. It underlines the importance of co-operation between all the countries involved and co-ordination by the relevant authorities.--Publisher's description.

Policies on Unaccompanied Minors in Ireland

Unaccompanied minors in Ireland also have the right to apply for subsidiary protection in the State in accordance with the provisions of the European Communities (Eligibility for Protection) Regulations 2006 and leave to remain in the ...


Author: Corona Joyce

Publisher: ESRI

ISBN: 9780707002873

Category: Unaccompanied immigrant children

Page: 103

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Unaccompanied Minors

Provide appointed counsel for unaccompanied immigrant children Providing legal counsel to unaccompanied children would not only ensure their due process protections , but would also help make immigration court proceedings more efficient ...


Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security


ISBN: STANFORD:36105050681373

Category: Border security

Page: 192

View: 750

Undocumented and Unaccompanied

Under the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008, unaccompanied youth from non-contiguous countries are processed differently than Mexican or Canadian children.


Author: Cecilia Menjívar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000505900

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

View: 189

This book focuses on the migration of undocumented minors arriving recently to the United States and the European Union, flows that are often labeled ‘undocumented’, ‘illegal’, or ‘irregular’ and due to their sudden increase, they have been described in the media, policy circles, and scholarly work as a ‘surge’ or a ‘crisis’. Leading scholars examine the intricacies of the contexts that these minors encounter in the localities where they arrive, including the legal and ethical frameworks for protecting unaccompanied minors, governmental decisions about the ‘best interests’ of the children, these minors’ expressions of their own best interests or agency as they navigate immigration and social service systems, conditions in detention centers, and the health and social service needs in receiving communities. Though definitions and techniques for counting unaccompanied migrant minors differ between the U.S. and the EU, this book underscores the immigrant minors’ common vulnerabilities and strategies they adopt to protect themselves and improve their circumstances. At the same time, contributors to the volume highlight common challenges that both European and U.S. governments face as they develop policy strategies and legal mechanisms to attempt to balance the best interests of these children with national interests of the countries in which they settle. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

The Rights of Unaccompanied Minors

system exists that shuffie unaccompanied youth into different tracks, with different outcomes. Their systems may have that are cumbersome and difficult to manage, such as a youth with no papers having to prove their age and ...


Author: Yvonne Vissing

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030755942

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

View: 419

This volume explores the various challenges faced by ​migrant unaccompanied children, using a clinical sociological approach and a global perspective. It applies a human rights and comparative framework to examine ​the reception of unaccompanied children ​in European, North American, South American, Asian and African countries. Some of the important issues the volume discusses are: access of displaced unaccompanied children to justice across borders and juridical contexts; voluntary guardianship for unaccompanied children; the diverse but complementary needs of unaccompanied children in care, which if left unaddressed can have serious implications on their social integration in the host societies; and the detention of migrant children as analyzed against the most recent European and international human rights law standards. This is a one-of-a-kind volume bringing together perspectives from child rights policy chairs across the world on a global issue. The contributions reflect the authors’ diverse cultural contexts and academic and professional backgrounds, and hence, this volume synthesizes theory with practice through rich firsthand experiences, along with theoretical discussions. It is addressed not only to academics and professionals working on and with migrant children, but also to a wider, discerning public interested in a better understanding of the rights of unaccompanied children.

Unaccompanied Children From Migration to Integration

Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Refugee Children in Sweden: An Outlook on Demography, Education and Employment. IZA Discussion Paper, no 8963. Çelikaksoy, A. and Wadensjö, E. (2015b) The Unaccompanied Refugee Minors and the Swedish ...


Author: Işık Kulu-Glasgow

Publisher: Transnational Press London

ISBN: 9781912997145

Category: Social Science

Page: 169

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Unaccompanied Children: From Migration to Integration Edited by Işık Kulu-Glasgow, Monika Smit and Ibrahim Sirkeci | Published: 19 April 2019 | Paperback: ISBN: 978-1-912997-14-5 | “The statistics show that children move in great numbers, and many do so alone. While some of the reasons which motivate them to undertake such journeys alone are similar to those of adults – e.g. wars, pursuing aspirations for better social and economic opportunities, ethnic violence, cultural differences, examples of others migrating – others are more specific to children, such as forced child marriages, lack of educational opportunities, forced conscription or being sent ahead to realize family reunification in another country. Similar to adult companions, they suffer and react to ‘democratic deficit’ and ‘developmental (economic) deficit’ and yet they may become more vulnerable in their flight. Reaching their destination often does not mean they are then less vulnerable either. They are faced with specific challenges of integration on economic, social, and cultural dimensions and in many cases also face burdens of the reunification of their family. Yet, there is little attention paid to unaccompanied minors in the literature on ‘forced’ migration. This was an important reason to initiate this book. This book largely focuses on unaccompanied minors who arrived in a European country in 2015, with special attention paid to the top-three nationalities of unaccompanied minors, namely Syrian, Afghan and Eritrean minors.” Content INTRODUCTION – Işık Kulu-Glasgow, Monika Smit, Ibrahim Sirkeci CHAPTER 1 Syrian Unaccompanied Minors Journeys to Germany and initial experiences upon arrival – Raphael Kamp and Katie Kuschminder CHAPTER 2 ‘I just wanted to be safe’: Agency and decision-making among unaccompanied minor asylum seekers – Işık Kulu-Glasgow, Sanne Noyon, Monika Smit CHAPTER 3. Ways into and out of exploitation Unaccompanied minors and human trafficking – Hilde Lidén and Cathrine Holst Salvesen CHAPTER 4. Best Interests of the Child assessments to facilitate decision-making in asylum procedures – Carla van Os and Elianne Zijlstra. CHAPTER 5. Navigating the Immigration Process Alone: Unaccompanied Minors Experiences in the United States – Jennica Larrison and Mariglynn Edlins. CHAPTER 6. Dropping out of Education: Refugee Youth Who Arrived as Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children – Aycan Çelikaksoy and Eskil Wadensjö. CHAPTER 7. Eritrean Unaccompanied Refugee Minors in The Netherlands: Wellbeing and Health – Anna de Haan, Yodit Jacob, Trudy Mooren and Winta Ghebreab. CHAPTER 8. Social Inclusion Processes for unaccompanied minors in the city of Palermo: Fostering Autonomy through a New Social Inclusion Model – Roberta Lo Bianco and Georgia Chondrou.

Unaccompanied Children in European Migration and Asylum Practices

In the same vein, unaccompanied minor refugees are labelled 'anchor children' (Ankerkinder) whose parents are accused of instrumentalising their children in order to travel to Europe safely through family reunification.


Author: Mateja Sedmak

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317275374

Category: Law

Page: 190

View: 777

Unaccompanied minor migrants are underage migrants, who for various reasons leave their country and are separated from their parents or legal/customary guardians. Some of them live entirely by themselves, while others join their relatives or other adults in a foreign country. The concept of the best interests of a child is widely applied in international, national legal documents and several guidelines and often pertains to unaccompanied minor migrants given that they are separated from parents, who are not able to exercise their basic parental responsibilities. This book takes an in-depth look at the issues surrounding the best interests of the child in relation to unaccompanied minor migrants drawing on social, legal and political sciences in order to understand children’s rights not only as a matter of positive law but mainly as a social practice depending on personal biographies, community histories and social relations of power. The book tackles the interpretation of the rights of the child and the best interests principle in the case of unaccompanied minor migrants in Europe at political, legal and practical levels. In its first part the book considers theoretical aspects of children’s rights and the best interests of the child in relation to unaccompanied minor migrants. Adopting a critical approach to the implementation of the Convention of Rights of a Child authors nevertheless confirm its relevance for protecting minor migrants’ rights in practice. Authors deconstruct power relations residing within the discourses of children’s rights and best interests, demonstrating that these rights are constructed and decided upon by those in power who make decisions on behalf of those who do not possess authority. Authors further on explore normative and methodological aspects of Article 3 of the Convention on the Rights of a Child and its relevance for asylum and migration legislation. The second part of the book goes on to examine the actual legal framework related to unaccompanied minor migrants and implementation of children’s’ rights and their best interests in the reception, protection, asylum and return procedures. The case studies are based on from the empirical research, on interviews with key experts and unaccompanied minor migrants in Austria, France, Slovenia and United Kingdom. Examining age assessment procedures, unaccompanied minors’ survivals strategies and their everyday life in reception centres the contributors point to the discrepancy between the states’ obligations to take the best interest of the child into account when dealing with unaccompanied minor migrants, and the lack of formal procedures of best interest determination in practice. The chapters expose weaknesses and failures of institutionalized systems in selected European countries in dealing with unaccompanied children and young people on the move.

Unaccompanied Migrant Children

This deficiency is most evident in how unaccompanied immigrant children are apprehended in the United States, how their immigration cases are adjudicated, and how they are released into US communities or repatriated back to their home ...


Author: Hille Haker

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498574532

Category: Religion

Page: 268

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International scholars from different disciplines examine the experiences of unaccompanied migrant children before, throughout, and after their journeys and analyze US and European policy changes in national and international law. Several theologians explore new approaches to a Catholic social ethics of child migration.

The Unaccompanied Alien Child Protection Act

A hallmark of LIRS work has been its work on behalf of Unaccompanied Alien Children , including family reunion services and foster - care placement to children who enter the United States alone . LIRS has long been concerned about our ...


Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Immigration


ISBN: UOM:39015090382311

Category: Detention of persons

Page: 96

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Unaccompanied young migrants

unaccompanied migrant children and how they can create (or not) a sense of belonging is included in Chapter Six. While social workers are the key professionals responsible for the care and protection of unaccompanied migrant youth, ...


Author: Clayton, Sue

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447331865

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 486

Taking a multi-disciplinary perspective, and one grounded in human rights, Unaccompanied young migrants explores in depth the journeys migrant youth take through the UK legal and care systems. Arriving with little agency, what becomes of these children as they grow and assume new roles and identities, only to risk losing legal protection as they reach eighteen? Through international studies and crucially the voices of the young migrants themselves, the book examines the narratives they present, and the frameworks of culture and legislation in to which they are placed. Challenging existing policy, it questions, from a social justice perspective, what the treatment of this group tells us about our systems and the cultural presuppositions on which they depend.