05 July 2012

Focus on Children, esp. Age Assessments


Age Assessment (Scottish Refugee Council, June 2012) [access]
- Practice Guidance and an Information Guide are available.

Arrested Development: Colombian Youth in Panama (Women's Refugee Commission, June 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Child Acute Malnutrition and Mortality in Populations Affected by Displacement in the Horn of Africa, 1997–2009," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 9:3 (March 2012) [open access]

A Framework for the Protection of Children (UNHCR, June 2012) [text]

New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, vol. 2012, no. 136 (Summer 2012) [contents] [Google preview]
- Special issue on “Independent Child Migration—Insights into Agency, Vulnerability, and Structure.” 

Position Paper on Age Assessment in the Context of Separated Children in Europe (Separated Children in Europe Programme, 2012) [text]

Unaccompanied Minors in the Greek-Turkish Borders: Evros Region, March 2011-March 2012 (Greek Council for Refugees, 2012) [text]

Upcoming events:

Separated Children and Young People in the Asylum System, London, 10 October 2012 [info]
- An "early bird" discount is available for people who register by 20 July 2012.

EASO will hold a series of expert meetings on unaccompanied minors and age assessment (for more information, see p. 1 of the EASO Newsletter):
- Expert Meeting on EASO training and the EAC Interviewing Children Module, Malta, 25 - 26 July; 
- Expert Meeting on Interviewing Children Procedures, Malta, 26 - 27 July; 
- Expert Meeting on the use of x-ray and other medical evidence, Brussels, 6-7 September; 
- Expert Meeting focusing on legal aspects, including the roles of the courts and judiciary as well as evidence assessment, Malta, 9 October; 
- Working Party to explore the impact and connection between age assessment and other asylum procedures, Malta, 10 October; 
- Expert meeting to consider the way forward and the possibilities for guidelines on unaccompanied minors and age assessment, Malta, 13 November.

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.  

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