The project (2013-2014) targeted the needs and rights of specific groups of asylum-seekers: unaccompanied minors and separated children, and LGBTI asylum-seekers.
It was a combination of direct services to these groups of persons, strenghtening and increasing the capacity of existing service-providers and the drafting of detailed & analytical expert reports on the extent to which the human rights these groups are being recognised and enjoyed.
publication of a technical report on the situation of unaccompanied minors/separated children, with a particular focus on the age assessment procedure and legal guardianship
organisation of a capacity-building workshop for service-providers, government agencies and NGOs on legal guardianship
provision of legal information and advice to LGBTI asylum-seekers, in the context of the asylum procedure & integration/relocation opportunities
organisation of a training seminar for LGBTI-supporting NGOs on basic refugee law and policy
technical liaison with on-going governmental efforts at revising national legislation on children
organisation of an NGO side-event to the IDAHO conference (May 2014). Our side-event ‘Protection SOGI asylum-seekers and refugees’ explored the new protection opportunities presented in the recast EU asylum Directives and assessed how best to identify and protect SOGI applicants & refugees
- publication of an analysis of proposed legislation to regulate the protection of children receiving out-of-home care.
Both above-mentioned publications will feed into our advocacy efforts to improve the protection of UAMs in Malta.
Project documentation can be downloaded here:Unaccompanied Minor Asylum-Seekers in Malta: A Technical Report on Age Assessment and Guardianship Procedures Child Protection (Out of Home Care) Bill: What Protection for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children?
The project was supported by the Voices Foundation.