PARIS — Hundreds of unaccompanied foreign children arriving at the main Paris airport, Charles de Gaulle, each year are being detained in a so-called airport transit zone where they are denied the full protection of French law and exposed to risks, according to a report issued Thursday by Human Rights Watch.
From January 2008 to July 2009, 1,500 lone migrant minors landed at Charles de Gaulle and were denied entry to France, said Simone Troller, a Geneva-based expert on children’s rights and author of the 60-page report... link to complete NYT article
Friday, October 30, 2009
France and its Detained Children
A new report by Human Rights Watch written by Simone Troller, tells of the tragic situation at De Gaul Airport in Paris, where from Jan. 2008 to July 2009, 1,500 unaccompanied minors are detained when arriving in France. Click here for link to report .