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Unaccompanied children face a number of obstacles in accessing legal assistance, such as a lack of information, or a lack of support.
9 September 2014
10.00 - 12.30
Residence Palace (Passage Room)
Rue de la Loi 155, 1040 Brussels
Welcome and introduction by Michael Diedring, Secretary General, ECRE
According to UNHCR, around 88,000 people are estimated to have arrived in Italy by boat so far in 2014, including 11,000 over the past two weeks. About 77,000 of them are believed to have departed from Libya.
On 23 July 2014, the French government officially presented a draft law for the reform of the reception system for asylum seekers and of asylum procedures, including appeals.
The German Federal High Court (Bundesgerichtshof) has handed down a judgment ruling that, under the present German laws, detention for the purpose of returns to another EU Member State in accordance with the Dublin III Regulation is illegal. Germany will now have to change the law if it seeks to continue with detention pending Dublin removal.
The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is a project of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), in partnership with Forum Refugiés-Cosi, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and the Irish Refugee Council.