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Reassessing the Protection of Unaccompanied Migrant Children 


Principal investigator: Dr Ana Beduschi

Sponsors: HEFCE HE, University of Exeter, ESRC IAA




About the project:

Despite the adoption of rules and measures to fight irregular immigration in Europe and North America, the flow of immigrants seeking refuge or a better life is growing constantly. Even more alarmingly, unaccompanied children are increasingly migrating. 


The aim of this research project is to reassess the protection of unaccompanied migrant children in international human rights law against deterrence strategies underlying contemporary migration policies in Europe and in the Americas. 



  • HEFCE HE Innovation Fund  University of Exeter (October 2014 - March 2015): Network for Children Rights, Athens, Greece.

  • University of Exeter SSIS Strategic Research Fund (June 2015): Save the Children, Geneva, Switzerland.

  • ESRC IAA: Workshop on the Protection of Migrant Children's Rights in Greece, France and in the UK (in partnership with the Refugee Law Initiative, SAS, University of London), 4 July 2016, Senate House, London, UK.




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