Spanning several continents and drawing on the stories of young migrants, Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age provides a comprehensive account of child migration and child trafficking. It looks at the obstacles placed in the paths of adolescents fleeing war, exploitation, or destitution; the contradictory elements in the approach to international adoption; and the limited support given to young people brutalised as child soldiers. Part history, part in-depth legal and political analysis, this powerful book challenges the prevailing wisdom that widespread protection failures are caused by our lack of awareness of the problems these children face, arguing instead that our societies have a deep-seated ambivalence to migrant children—one that needs to be addressed head-on.
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