TITLE

TO PROTECT THE DEFENSELESS: THE NEED FOR CHILD-SPECIFIC SUBSTANTIVE STANDARDS FOR UNACCOMPANIED MINOR ASYLUM-SEEKERS

AUTHOR(S)
Villarreal, Danuta
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Houston Journal of International Law;Spring2004, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p743
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the plight of unaccompanied refugee children in the asylum system of the United States. Guidelines for determining child asylum claims; Reasons why children leave their countries of origin; Trend towards recognizing children's rights and tailoring public policy and law to children's best interest; Proposed remedial measures and child-specific changes in the unaccompanied children's asylum issues.
ACCESSION #
14403241

 

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