Protecting Migrant Children: In Search of Best Practice | Seminar and Book Launch

Hosted by the Refugee Studies Centre, Refugee and Migration Law Discussion Group, and Skadden Oxford Chinese Law Discussion Group

This seminar brings together experts from the United States, Australia, and China to discuss the legal protection of vulnerable migrants, particularly children and persons with disabilities.

With unprecedented numbers of children on the move in search of safety, the editors/authors of Protecting Migrant Children explore the complex legal and human rights issues that arise when children cross borders as migrants. They critically examine the strengths and weaknesses of international and domestic laws with the aim of identifying best practice for migrant children.

In their new book, published by Edward Elgar Publishing, Professor Benson and Professor Crock have brought together an interdisciplinary and multinational group of experts to assess the nature and root causes of child migration in different parts of the world, featuring national and comparative case studies in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America.

In this seminar, the book editors (Benson & Crock) and contributor (Zou) examine the many challenges experienced and posed by young people who cross borders in search of protection or a better quality of life. Identifying the many universal issues facing states who play host to these children, they look at the new paradigms in law, policy and practice that are emerging in the reception and management of child migrants, refugees and victims of trafficking.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided, with thanks to the Skadden Oxford Chinese Law Discussion Group.