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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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Having Regard to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

John Eekelaar 31st October 2016

The Third Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights for the Session 2016-7 has recommended the inclusion of a clause in the Children and Social Work Bill which would oblige a public authority exercising its functions relating to safeguarding and the welfare of children to have due regard to the UN Convention on the […]

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