Contents

FOREWORD

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 EU Law & Policy on Unaccompanied Children

1.2 Key Features of the EU Reference Document

1.3 Terminology

2. EU LEGAL FRAMEWORK

2.1 Primary EU Law

2.1.1 Treaty Provisions Concerning the Rights of the Child

2.1.2 Treaty Provisions Concerning Asylum, Trafficking and Migration

2.2 Secondary Law: EU Legal Instruments

2.2.1 Schengen Borders Code

2.2.2 EU Asylum Legislation

2.2.3 EU Anti-trafficking Legislation

2.2.4 EU Family Reunification Directive

2.2.5 EU Return Directive

2.2.6 Statistics

2.2.7 EU Justice Instruments

2.2.8 Main Funding Instruments

2.3 RELEVANT INTERNATIONAL LAW CONVENTIONS

2.3.1 UN Instruments

2.3.2 Council of Europe Instruments

2.3.3 Other International Instruments: Hague Conference of Private International Law

2.4 ECJ and ECHR Jurisprudence

2.4.1 European Court of Justice case law

2.4.2 ECHR Jurisprudence

3. THE EU POLICY FRAMEWORK

3.1 EU Action Plan on Unaccompanied Minors (2010-2014)

3.2 European Parliament Resolution on the situation of Unaccompanied Minors

3.3 EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings

3.4 The EU Agenda for the Rights of the Child

3.5 Work of the EU Agencies and Networks

3.5.1 European Asylum Support Office

3.5.2 European Migration Network

3.5.3 Eurojust

3.5.4 Europol

3.5.5 Frontex

3.5.6 Fundamental Rights Agency

3.6 External Affairs Measures

3.7 Funding

4. TABLES OF KEY OBLIGATIONS TO UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN AND HOW THEY ARE ADDRESSED IN EU LAW

4.1 Scope

4.1.1 Legal Instruments

4.1.2 Types of Provisions

4.2 Format

4.2.1 Guiding Table

4.2.2 The Overview Table and Detailed Table