Children's Rights

Mapping the global crackdown on LGBTIQ rights

Mapping the global crackdown on LGBTIQ rights

On 17 May 1990, the World Health Organisation (WHO) removed homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), thereby taking an important first step towards addressing and removing the stigma...
Extraterritorial Human Rights and Climate Change at the ECtHR: The End of the Road?

Extraterritorial Human Rights and Climate Change at the ECtHR: The End of the Road?

On 9 April 2024, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR or Court) handed down its judgment in the case of Duarte Agostinho and Others v Portugal and 32 Other...
Lahore High Court Strikes Down the Discriminatory Gender-Based Age Difference in the Definition of ‘Child’ in the Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929

Lahore High Court Strikes Down the Discriminatory Gender-Based Age Difference in the Definition of ‘Child’ in the Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929

About 18.3% of girls and 4.7% of boys in Pakistan are married before the age of 18. Child marriage is a human rights violation which affects both genders. However, it...
Mater semper certa non est. The Court of Padua rejects the Prosecutor’s appeal against the birth certificates of children with two mothers

Mater semper certa non est. The Court of Padua rejects the Prosecutor’s appeal against the birth certificates of children with two mothers

On 1 February 2024 the Court of Padua rejected the appeal lodged in June 2023 by the Prosecutor seeking to correct more than thirty birth certificates of children, who were...
Mater semper certa non est. Il Tribunale si Padova respinge il ricorso del Pubblico Ministero per la modifica dei certificati di nascita contenenti l’indicazione di due madri

Mater semper certa non est. Il Tribunale si Padova respinge il ricorso del Pubblico Ministero per la modifica dei certificati di nascita contenenti l’indicazione di due madri

Il 1º febbraio 2024 il Tribunale di Padova ha respinto il ricorso presentato nel giugno 2023 dal Pubblico Ministero, con cui questi chiedeva di correggere più di trenta certificati di...
The European Court of Human Rights’ Gendered Climate Docket: KlimaSeniorinnen and Duarte Agostinho

The European Court of Human Rights’ Gendered Climate Docket: KlimaSeniorinnen and Duarte Agostinho

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) just announced that the judgments in all three climate cases before the Grand Chamber will be issued on 9 April: Verein KlimaSeniorinnen v...
How Texas’ Proposed Criminalisation of Immigration Jeopardises Human Rights Commitments

How Texas’ Proposed Criminalisation of Immigration Jeopardises Human Rights Commitments

Senate Bill 4 (SB 4) —which is currently blocked from taking effect— is the latest in a long line of repressive strategies that the state of Texas is using to...
Shamima Begum – A Disappointing Precedent for the Protection of Victims of Trafficking

Shamima Begum – A Disappointing Precedent for the Protection of Victims of Trafficking

As the face of the UK’s counter-terrorism response, the Shamima Begum case continues to shine a spotlight on the critical intersection of counter-terrorism measures and the problem of human trafficking....
The Aberdeen housing crisis: Cementing housing rights in Scotland

The Aberdeen housing crisis: Cementing housing rights in Scotland

In February 2024, hundreds of residents of privately and council-owned houses in Aberdeen began being moved out of their homes after around 500 homes were found to have been constructed...
The Fundamental Rights of Trans and Nonbinary Minors in Schools: Challenges in Canada

The Fundamental Rights of Trans and Nonbinary Minors in Schools: Challenges in Canada

The pernicious instinct to roll back the rights of trans and nonbinary folks for political gain has drifted north from the USA to Canada. Three provinces have recently announced reductions...
La Belgique criminalise l’écocide: une (imparfaite) première européenne

La Belgique criminalise l’écocide: une (imparfaite) première européenne

Le 22 février 2024, la Belgique a marqué l’histoire en adoptant un nouveau code pénal criminalisant l’écocide dans son droit interne. Il s’agit de la première fois qu’une telle interdiction...
Belgium Recognises the Crime of Ecocide: A (Lukewarm) European First

Belgium Recognises the Crime of Ecocide: A (Lukewarm) European First

On 22 February 2024, Belgium made history by adopting a new penal code that criminalises ‘ecocide’ at the national level. This marks the first time that such a domestic prohibition...

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