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Statement of Good Practice. Separated Children in Europe Programme

Document number
1184
Date
2004
Title
Statement of Good Practice. Separated Children in Europe Programme
Author/publisher
Save the Children, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Availability
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Document type(s)
Guidelines/Recommendations, Research/Study/Analysis,
Keywords
The 1996 Hague Convention for the Protection of Children, The United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (CRC), UNHCR Guidelines, EU Resolution on Unaccompanied Minors, Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Palermo protocol, Protocol Against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, European Council on Refugees and Exiles (the 1996 Position on Refugee Children), The 2002 UNHCR Agenda for Protection, The 1997 UNHCR Guidelines on Policies and Procedures in Dealing with Unaccompanied Children Seeking Asylum, The 1992 UNHCR Handbook on Procedures and Criteria for Determining Refugee Status, Best Interests, Non-discrimination, Right to Participate, Respect for Cultural Identity, Inter-organisational Co-operation, Child Victims of Trafficking, Separated Migrant Children, Identification, Guardian, Family Tracing, Age Assessment, Freedom from Detention, Interim Care, Health, Education, Training, The Asylum or Refugee Determination Process, Remaining in a Host Country/Country of Asylum, Family reunification, Integration, Adoption, Return,
Summary
The Statement aims to provide a straightforward account of the policies and practices required to implement and protect the rights of separated children in Europe. The Statement is principally informed by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and two documents : UNHCR’s Guidelines on Policies and Procedures in dealing with Unaccompanied Children Seeking Asylum of February, 1997 here referred to as HCR Guidelines and the European Council on Refugees and Exiles Position on Refugee Children of November 1996, here referred to as ECRE. Throughout the Statement are references to relevant international and regional law, policy and guidelines. These are listed in full in an appendix.
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