The situation of separated children in Central Europe and the Baltic States

The report on the situation of separated children in Central Europe and the Baltic States is a comparison study of 11 country assessments conducted by NGOs and UNHCR from August 2000 to March 2001.Countries involved are: Bulgaria, Croatia, The Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. The main observation of this report is that despite significant gaps, national legislation in these countries include many of the necessary provisions for the care of the small number of separated children seeking asylum. However, practice often falls short of the international standards. To improve the situation of separated children in this region the report makes recommendations for best practice and calls for greater efforts from the governments to recognise the importance of this issue

Published 2011-11-03