Children's Rights

Visa to Europe: The Convertible Currency of Human Rights in Ukraine

Visa to Europe: The Convertible Currency of Human Rights in Ukraine

For almost two years the world has watched as the West and Russia have battled over competing visions for ...
Can a State Refuse Migrant Family Allowances Due to Irregular Reunification?

Can a State Refuse Migrant Family Allowances Due to Irregular Reunification?

In Osungu and Lokongo v. France (delivered on 8/9/2015), the European Court of Human Rights (“the Court”) rejected ...
Justice Thembile Skweyiya

Justice Thembile Skweyiya

We are sad to note the passing of Justice Thembile Skweyiya, formerly judge of the Constitutional Court of South ...
Iran’s Citizenship Law: Political Considerations or Recognition of Inherent Human Rights?

Iran’s Citizenship Law: Political Considerations or Recognition of Inherent Human Rights?

For years the plight of thousands of children born to Iranian mothers married to foreign men has been the subject ...
The Out of School Children Case: A Model for Court-Facilitated Dialogue?

The Out of School Children Case: A Model for Court-Facilitated Dialogue?

An Indian citizen enjoys a constitutionally guaranteed right to free and compulsory primary education (Article 21A ...
Nothing Right about Children’s Rights in Pakistan

Nothing Right about Children’s Rights in Pakistan

The first week of August 2015 has been witness to what is being called Pakistan’s ‘biggest child abuse scandal’– ...
Spain’s Commitment to International Human Rights Law:  26 Murdered Children Isn’t Regrettable, It’s Terrifying

Spain’s Commitment to International Human Rights Law: 26 Murdered Children Isn’t Regrettable, It’s Terrifying

On 31st July 2015, the statistics on the number of children killed at the hands of their fathers during visitation ...
The Pornography of Policing: The “Rape Bait”

The Pornography of Policing: The “Rape Bait”

In Bombay, two men posing as cops raped a 17-year-old girl and filmed the violence they perpetrated on the phone ...
Entering the No-Go Zone – Social Security and Discrimination in the UK Supreme Court

Entering the No-Go Zone – Social Security and Discrimination in the UK Supreme Court

It is rare for a human rights challenge in the social security context to succeed in the English courts. In large ...
Single Mothers, Absent Fathers and the Best Interests of the Child: Drawing a Fine Balance in the ABC Case

Single Mothers, Absent Fathers and the Best Interests of the Child: Drawing a Fine Balance in the ABC Case

India is a country where religious rights of different communities are constitutionally protected. However ...
Imprisoning Children: Against Lowering the Age of Criminal Responsibility in Brazil

Imprisoning Children: Against Lowering the Age of Criminal Responsibility in Brazil

The Brazilian House of Representatives is on a fast track to adopt a constitutional amendment (PEC 171/1993) by ...
India Relaxes Child Labour Legislation – A New Challenge for Sustainable Supply Chains in the Garment Sector

India Relaxes Child Labour Legislation – A New Challenge for Sustainable Supply Chains in the Garment Sector

The Indian government has recently brought in changes to the Child Labour Act and decided to allow children below ...

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