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.
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 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.
In its first ruling, the Committee on the rights of the Child holds that the deportation of a Somali mother and her baby daughter fearing to undergo FGM would breach Denmark’s obligation to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence.
Last Tuesday the Dutch States General was informed about the effectiveness of the Youth Act. One of the important conclusions focuses on the use of coercion in the youth care system and the legal position of the clients and professionals involved.
Immigrants are protected from expulsion by the right to respect for private and family life. But in certain circumstances after a criminal conviction, expulsion may be justified. The ECtHR seems to lower the level of protection in its recent case law.