The Children's Legal Centre and the Islington Law Centre have launched a Refugee Children's Rights Project in the UK. Their aim:
Building on existing legal and policy networks, the project promotes sharing and coordination of legal knowledge and expertise amongst professionals working with children and young people seeking protection in the UK. We hope to create a network and forum for advisors and professionals, with a view to establishing a strategic approach to legal and policy work on behalf of asylum seeking children and young people. This will cover all areas of asylum, family law and welfare based children’s proceedings.
Age Assessment Practices: A Literature Review & Annotated Bibliography (UNICEF, 2011) [text]
Children at the Border: The Screening, Protection and Repatriation of Unaccompanied Mexican Minors (Appleseed, April 2011) [text]
Detaining Children Is Not a Necessary Evil, Despite the Coalition's Approach (openDemocracy, April 2011) [text]
"The Right to be Heard: Voicing the Due Process Right to Counsel for Unaccompanied Alien Children," Boston College Third World Law Journal, vol. 31, no. 1 (Winter 2011) [full-text]
"The Trafficking of Children in the Asia-Pacific," Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, no. 415 (Australian Institute of Criminology, April 2011) [text]