When is a Child not a Child? Asylum, Age Disputes and the Process of Age Assessment
London, UK: Immigration Law Practitioners Association
May 2007, 225 pages
This report discusses the issues facing separated children who are seeking asylum in the UK and whose age is disputed by immigration authorities. Authorities in the UK frequently rely on dental assessments to determine the age of unaccompanied youth - a practice that is also utilized in the U.S. The report also discusses the implications of determining a child to be an adult.