Protecting Migrant Children’s Rights is an ESRC IAA-funded project aiming to promote knowledge and expertise among charity staff working with reception and care of migrant children about the legal aspects of the protection of their human rights in Greece and in the UK.
In order to respond to the current migration crisis and to bridge the gap between legal requirements and practice, the project will:
Develop and test training materials on the legal recognition of the vulnerability and legal rights of migrant children and its implications in practice. Upcoming “training of trainers” workshops in Greece and in the UK.
Design and make openly available a toolkit, encompassing interactive and informative materials on the topic of the protection of migrant children’s rights.
- Principal investigator: Dr Ana Beduschi, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Exeter
- Non-academic partners: Dr Kyriaki Patsianta, Barrister in Greece; Network for Children’s Rights – Greece
- With the kind support and collaboration of: Mr Syd Bolton, Ms Catriona Jarvis
- Student assistants: Ms Valentina Maccario, Ms Lauren Donnison (LLB Law, University of Exeter)
Recently in the Media:
- Legal training for aid workers to help protect migrant children from exploitation
- Comment on Migrant Children and the Dubs Scheme in The Times – The Brief 24 February 2017