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Guidelines on Assessing and Determining the Best Interests of the Child: 2018 Provisional Release (UNHCR, Nov. 2018) [text]
– “These revised BIP Guidelines represent the operationalization of UNHCR’s commitment to the protection of children of concern, and to ensuring that a child’s best interests are a primary consideration in decisions about what actions are in an individual child’s best interests. They aim to better situate the Best Interests Procedure within a holistic approach to child protection case management and to explain how a best interests procedure fits within a comprehensive child protection system. The revised BIP Guidelines aim to strengthen child protection case management for UNHCR’s children of concern, and, ultimately, achieve improved protection outcomes for all children of concern.” Note: These guidelines replace both the 2008 BID Guidelines and the 2011 BID Field Handbook.
“Analysing the Effectiveness of Foster Care Arrangement for Unaccompanied Refugee Children at Tongogara Refugee Camp, Zimbabwe,” African Journal of Social Work, vol. 8, no. 2 (2018) [open access]
EASO Guidance on Reception Conditions for Unaccompanied Children: Operational Standards and Indicators (EASO, Dec. 2018) [text]
Global Roundtable on Reception and Care-Arrangements for Asylum-Seeking Children, 10-11 October 2018, Bangkok, Thailand: Summary of Discussions (UNHCR, Dec. 2018) [text]
Idlib: Children’s Lives on the Line (Save the Children, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]
“Inclusion through Political Participation, Trust from Shared Political Engagement: Children of Migrants and School Activism in Italy,” Journal of International Migration and Integration, Latest Articles, 7 Jan. 2019 [open access]
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 45, no. 2 (2019) [contents]
– Special issue on “Undocumented and Unaccompanied: Children of Migration in the European Union and the United States.” The introduction is freely available.
Standards for the Custody, Placement and Care; Legal Representation; and Adjudication of Unaccompanied Alien Children in the United States (American Bar Association, 2018) [text]
“The Trump Administration is Closing the Door on Migrant Children,” The Atlantic, 25 Dec. 2018 [text]
US: Unaccompanied Children Turned Back at Border (Human Rights Watch, Dec. 2018) [text]
Washington University Global Studies Law Review, vol. 17, no. 3 (2018) [full-text]
– Includes an essay on “Child Migrants and Child Welfare: Toward A Best Interests Approach,” with three articles responding to and expounding on the author’s propositions.
– Thematic Focus: Children & Families (10 Dec. 2018)