Chapter 4. The Child's ‒ or The State's ‒ Best Interests? An Examination of the Ways Immigration Officials Work with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Minors in Norway

  1. Ravi Kohli
  1. Ada Engebrigtsen

Published Online: 10 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694039.ch4

Child & Family Social Work: With Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Child & Family Social Work: With Asylum Seekers and Refugees

How to Cite

Engebrigtsen, A. (2003) The Child's ‒ or The State's ‒ Best Interests? An Examination of the Ways Immigration Officials Work with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Minors in Norway, in Child & Family Social Work: With Asylum Seekers and Refugees (ed R. Kohli), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694039.ch4

Author Information

  1. Senior Researcher, Norwegian Social Research NOVA, Elisenberg, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 SEP 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405119696

Online ISBN: 9780470694039

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Keywords:

  • unaccompanied minors;
  • cultural blindness;
  • family reunion;
  • childhood;
  • immigration

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Some Aspects of Legal Conditions and Practices

  • Labelling and Universalizing Processes

  • Universalizing Processes — the Child's Best Interests as a Legal Principle

  • References

  • Notes