15 August 2011

Age Assessments

The Welsh Refugee Council has just produced a research report entitled "Young Lives in Limbo: The Protection of Age Disputed Young People in Wales." The issue of age assessments of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum has been addressed fairly regularly in the literature recently, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Here are some other references that I have come across:

"Age Determination of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Minors in the European Union: A Health Law Perspective," European Journal of Health Law, vol. 18, no. 1 (2011) [abstract]

Age Assessment Practices: A Literature Review & Annotated Bibliography (UNICEF, 2011) [text]

Assessing Age or Assessing Needs: A Literature Review of Age Assessment of Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking Children (Univ. of Copenhagen, 2010) [text]

"Assessing Chronological Age of Unaccompanied Minors in Southern Italy," American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology, Advance Access, 30 June 2011 [abstract]

"How Old Are You? Ethical Dilemmas in Working with Age-Disputed Young Asylum Seekers," Practice, Forthcoming Article, 5 Aug. 2011 [abstract]

Methods for Assessing the Age of Migrant Children Must Be Improved (Human Rights Comment, Aug. 2011) [text]

"A New Approach to Age Assessment of Unaccompanied and Separated Children: Current Practices and Challenges in the UK," Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 11 (Jan. 2011) [text]

Negotiating Childhood: Age Assessment in the UK Asylum System, Working Paper, no. 67 (RSC, Nov. 2010) [text]

For reports addressing issues related to unaccompanied minors more generally, browse these previous blog posts.

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