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Children’s Rights, Illegitimacy and the Rule of Law in Malaysia

Kamilia Khairul Anuar 1st September 2017

In A Child v National Registration Department, 25th July 2017, the Malaysian Court of Appeal held that a Muslim child born out of wedlock should be permitted to take on his father’s name as his surname. The appellants brought the case because they had sought to register their child with the father’s surname, only to […]

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Charlie Gard: Children’s Rights and Parent’s Responsibilities

Rachel Taylor 11th August 2017

The tragic death of Charlie Gard brings to an end the stream of litigation that surrounded his short life. His case has provoked intense and wide-ranging debate, not least on the troubling question of how best to protect children when the grief of parents is filtered through the glare of social media. Despite the extensive […]

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