Children's Rights

Resisting the Legal Assault on Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Students

Resisting the Legal Assault on Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Students

Since the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Obergefell v Hodges striking down same-sex marriage bans across the United States, conservative States and localities—perhaps motivated by the politics of resentment stemming...
Empathy and Justice: Abortion Rights for Minor Rape Victims in India

Empathy and Justice: Abortion Rights for Minor Rape Victims in India

Otherwise viewed as a laudable step in addressing rights to abort, India’s Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971 (MTP) inadvertently leaves minor rape victims vulnerable. A recent decision of the...
The erasure from Australian schools of education about LGBTIQA+ people

The erasure from Australian schools of education about LGBTIQA+ people

Australia achieved marriage equality in 2017. You would be forgiven for thinking that the next step on the journey towards achieving equality for LGBTIQA+ people would be that the school...
Canadian Youth Climate Action Challenge Proceeds to Trial: La Rose v His Majesty the King

Canadian Youth Climate Action Challenge Proceeds to Trial: La Rose v His Majesty the King

As frustration with government inaction grows, youth, especially young women, are occupying positions of leadership and taking governments to court to leverage change. In Canada, where climate change effects are...
Community Sentencing: A Positive Shift in the Indian Criminal Justice System

Community Sentencing: A Positive Shift in the Indian Criminal Justice System

A number of alternatives to custodial sentences have been introduced in the Indian criminal justice system, with progress being made over time towards open prisons, probation, and rehabilitation centres. Yet...
Queensland’s Suspension of Human Rights Act for Youth Detention

Queensland’s Suspension of Human Rights Act for Youth Detention

The state government of Queensland in Australia has suspended its Human Rights Act, paving the way for the indefinite confinement of children, some as young as 10 years, in police...
Giving Voice to the Vulnerable: How Advisory Opinions Have the Potential to Advance Climate Justice through International Courts

Giving Voice to the Vulnerable: How Advisory Opinions Have the Potential to Advance Climate Justice through International Courts

In the context of the current climate crisis, climate change litigation has taken a new form over the past year. There have been increasing requests for advisory opinions from international...
Los derechos de las niñas y niños y la esclavitud moderna: Cerrando una brecha en la literatura y la práctica

Los derechos de las niñas y niños y la esclavitud moderna: Cerrando una brecha en la literatura y la práctica

La esclavitud moderna es una cuestión que involucra los derechos de las niñas y niños. Existen implicaciones en sus derechos antes, durante y después de la explotación. Sin embargo, la...
Children’s Rights and Modern Slavery: Bridging a Gap in Literature and Practice

Children’s Rights and Modern Slavery: Bridging a Gap in Literature and Practice

Modern slavery is a children’s rights issue. Children’s rights are implicated before, during, and after exploitation. Yet, academic literature on modern slavery and exploitation rarely addresses children’s rights. A systematic...
The Miseries of Juvenile Prisoners of Bangladesh

The Miseries of Juvenile Prisoners of Bangladesh

Juvenile prisons in Bangladesh are effectively torture cells for teenage offenders. Known as juvenile development centres (JDC), the facilities of these institutions are chronically insufficient: overcrowded and understaffed, with poor...
A Landmark Victory for Freedom of Religion in Kenya: The Court of Appeal’s Judgment in Phillip Okoth and LSK v BOM, St Anne’s Primary Ahero

A Landmark Victory for Freedom of Religion in Kenya: The Court of Appeal’s Judgment in Phillip Okoth and LSK v BOM, St Anne’s Primary Ahero

In a ground-breaking decision, the Court of Appeal at Kisumu delivered a judgment that carries far-reaching implications for the protection of freedom of religion in Kenya. The case of Phillip...
OxHRH Publishes Workbook on the Right to Education

OxHRH Publishes Workbook on the Right to Education

The Oxford Human Rights Hub has published its first Human Rights Workbook on the topic of the Right to Education. The OxHRH Workbook is designed to provide an introduction to...

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