The project aims to assess the legal situation of separated children seeking asylum in the EU.
The HHC is taking part in a Europe-wide research project, coordinated by the French NGO France Terre d’Asile, which aims to assess the legal situation of separated children seeking asylum in the EU.
The research focuses on several issues: separated children’s access to the territory and the asylum procedure in various EU member states, the quality of guardianship and legal representation, detention of unaccompanied minors and decision making patterns regarding this group of vulnerable asylum-seekers. Further project activities, such as publishing a comparative report and organizing dissemination events are taking place in 2012.
The project is funded by the European Commission under its Fundamental Rights and Citizenship program.