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Missing Babies in Serbia: Monetary Reparations Are Not Enough

Maja Davidovic 10th September 2018

On March 26, 2013, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg declared that Serbia must provide a mechanism for individual redress to thousands of parents whose newborn babies went missing from maternity wards in the preceding decades. How was that to be done? Preferably through a lex specialis, per the Serbian Ombudsman’s recommendations from 2010, the Court stated: a new, special law that would target this […]

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Trump, “Zero Tolerance,” and the Separation of Families

Sophia Salmore 17th July 2018

On June 20, in the wake of public outcry, President Donald Trump issued an executive order intended to end the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Two months prior, the Trump administration began to implement a “zero-tolerance” policy, prosecuting as many people as possible that cross the border illegally. Since this policy applied only […]

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Proposals to End Free Travel for Most Post-16 Special Educational Needs and Disability students in Oxfordshire Limits Right to Education  

Marie Tidball 12th June 2018

On 19th June, Oxfordshire County Council will decide whether to end free travel for most Post-16 Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) students, as proposed in its Home to School Travel Consultation. If passed, the County’s proposals will make consistent school attendance for SEND young people more difficult and reduce their independence. In BBC coverage […]

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CCTV Cameras in Classrooms: The Conflict between Security and Privacy

Rudra Deosthali and Chittkrishna Thakkar 18th March 2018

The Chief Minister of Delhi recently announced his decision to install CCTV cameras in all public schools, and to provide real time access to the footage to the parents of students, through a mobile application. This decision was considered necessary to ensure the safety and security of children in school, in light of recent instances […]

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