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The Resource Unaccompanied children in European migration and asylum practices : in whose best interests?, Edited by Mateja Sedmak, Birgit Sauer and Barbara Gornik

Unaccompanied children in European migration and asylum practices : in whose best interests?, Edited by Mateja Sedmak, Birgit Sauer and Barbara Gornik

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Unaccompanied children in European migration and asylum practices : in whose best interests?
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Unaccompanied children in European migration and asylum practices
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in whose best interests?
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Edited by Mateja Sedmak, Birgit Sauer and Barbara Gornik
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eng
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Unaccompanied minor migrants are underage migrants, who for various reasons leave their country and are separated from their parents or legal/customary guardians. Some of them live entirely by themselves, while others join their relatives or other adults in a foreign country. The concept of the best interests of a child is widely applied in international, national legal documents and several guidelines and often pertains to unaccompanied minor migrants given that they are separated from parents, who are not able to exercise their basic parental responsibilities. This book takes an in-depth look at the issues surrounding the best interests of the child in relation to unaccompanied minor migrants drawing on social, legal and political sciences in order to understand children s rights not only as a matter of positive law but mainly as a social practice depending on personal biographies, community histories and social relations of power. The book tackles the interpretation of the rights of the child and the best interests principle in the case of unaccompanied minor migrants in Europe at political, legal and practical levels. In its first part the book considers theoretical aspects of children s rights and the best interests of the child in relation to unaccompanied minor migrants. Adopting a critical approach to the implementation of the Convention of Rights of a Child authors nevertheless confirm its relevance for protecting minor migrants rights in practice. Authors deconstruct power relations residing within the discourses of children s rights and best interests, demonstrating that these rights are constructed and decided upon by those in power who make decisions on behalf of those who do not possess authority. Authors further on explore normative and methodological aspects of Article 3 of the Convention on the Rights of a Child and its relevance for asylum and migration legislation. The second part of the book goes on to examine the actual legal framework related to unaccompanied minor migrants and implementation of children s rights and their best interests in the reception, protection, asylum and return procedures. The case studies are based on from the empirical research, on interviews with key experts and unaccompanied minor migrants in Austria, France, Slovenia and United Kingdom. Examining age assessment procedures, unaccompanied minors survivals strategies and their everyday life in reception centres the contributors point to the discrepancy between the states obligations to take the best interest of the child into account when dealing with unaccompanied minor migrants, and the lack of formal procedures of best interest determination in practice. The chapters expose weaknesses and failures of institutionalized systems in selected European countries in dealing with unaccompanied children and young people on the move. --
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  • Sedmak, Mateja
  • Sauer, Birgit
  • Gornik, Barbara
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Routledge research in asylum, migration and refugee law
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  • Unaccompanied immigrant children
  • Unaccompanied immigrant children
  • Emigration and immigration law
  • Immigrants
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Unaccompanied children in European migration and asylum practices : in whose best interests?, Edited by Mateja Sedmak, Birgit Sauer and Barbara Gornik
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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ocn943637379
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25 cm.
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x, 189 pages
Isbn
9781138192560
Lccn
2017012349
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)943637379
Label
Unaccompanied children in European migration and asylum practices : in whose best interests?, Edited by Mateja Sedmak, Birgit Sauer and Barbara Gornik
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn943637379
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 189 pages
Isbn
9781138192560
Lccn
2017012349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)943637379

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