Protecting Migrant Children
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Protecting Migrant Children

In Search of Best Practice

Edited by Mary Crock and Lenni B. Benson

Unprecedented numbers of children are crossing international borders seeking safety. Framed around compelling case studies explaining why children are on the move in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Oceania, this book explores the jurisprudence and processes used by nations to adjudicate children’s protection claims. The book includes contributions from leading scholars in immigration, refugee law, children’s rights and human trafficking which critically examine the strengths and weaknesses of international and domestic laws with the aim of identifying best practice for migrant children.
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Chapter 6: Migrant children and the United Nations Protocols againsts muggling of migrants and trafficking in persons

Andreas Schloenhardt and Joseph Lelliott

Abstract

Children who have been displaced by war, civil unrest, human rights violations, poverty, or who have been sent by their families to find safety and employment abroad are particularly vulnerable to exploitation and the many risks associated with irregular migration. Worldwide, irregular migration of children is on the rise, fuelling concerns about their safety and wellbeing, and their involvement in migrant smuggling and trafficking in persons. This chapter explores smuggling and trafficking in children, and the protection of migrant children under the United Nations Protocol Against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children.

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