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Columbia University

Publication Date

Summer 2012

Program Name

Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy


This study is the analysis of the efforts of the European Union to stop the flow of irregular migration to the European Union and its impact on the lives of unaccompanied migrant children, who find themselves in a transit zone between the EU and Ukraine. This study will provide a general overview of the issue of unaccompanied migrant children, the analysis of international legal protections granted to unaccompanied migrant children, and the overview of the discrepancies between international law and actual practices based on the example of Ukraine in the context of bilateral Readmission Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union.


Family, Life Course, and Society | International Relations | Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation | Policy History, Theory, and Methods | Social and Cultural Anthropology | Social Welfare