What have children’s rights got to do with counter-terrorism in Europe? A lot. Consider security-based approaches to targeting suspects of terrorism, who may be children, in education, juvenile justice systems and on the issue of returnees.
Refugee and migrant children require specific protection and support. Local level initiatives play an important role in their integration. Initiatives promoting early integration, an individualised approach and prolonged support appear successful.
Based on a presentation given by the author at the Continental Conference on Access to Justice for Children in Africa in May 2018, this blog post explores how African countries have leveraged technology to enhance access to justice for children.
Under the recast EURODAC Regulation it is proposed to lower the minimum age of data subjects from to 14 to 6 years of age. This raises issues of compatibility with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
Teenagers who survived a high school shooting in Florida have sparked a national movement and changed the debate on gun law in America. March for Our Lives remind us how children’s capacities are often underestimated or overlooked.
The CJEU held in A.S. that family reunification of the parents of an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child should be allowed if the applicant was a minor when the asylum application was lodged. This affects the family reunification policies of Member States.
The Council for the Administration of Criminal Justice and Protection of Juveniles conducted a study on the minimum age of criminal responsibility. As a result the Council recommended raising the minimum age to at least 14 years and improving youth care.