Children's Rights

Aboriginal Right to Pursue Traditional Medicine Recognised by Canadian Judge

Aboriginal Right to Pursue Traditional Medicine Recognised by Canadian Judge

A Canadian judge has ruled that a constitutional right exists for certain aboriginals in Canada to choose ...
The Uncertain Status of Child Rights in the UK

The Uncertain Status of Child Rights in the UK

This November marks the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). An atypical fusion of ...
First Nations Child Welfare Funding Before National Tribunal

First Nations Child Welfare Funding Before National Tribunal

The fate of thousands of First Nations children is in the hands of an administrative tribunal in a decision that ...
‘Children in an Age of Austerity’: The Impact of Welfare Reform on Children in Nottingham

‘Children in an Age of Austerity’: The Impact of Welfare Reform on Children in Nottingham

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 has introduced the biggest changes to state welfare since the establishment of the ...
Meriam Ibrahim Saved from 100 Lashes and the Death Penalty

Meriam Ibrahim Saved from 100 Lashes and the Death Penalty

On 11 May 2014, Meriam Yahia Ibrahim was found guilty by the Al-Haj Yousif Criminal Court of charges under the ...
“British Schindler” and a History of Neglect of Refugee Children

“British Schindler” and a History of Neglect of Refugee Children

Sir Nicholas Winton celebrated his 105th birthday at the Czech embassy in London this past May. Guests included ...
Girls with Books, Better Laws, Pave the Way Ahead

Girls with Books, Better Laws, Pave the Way Ahead

“The extremists are afraid of books and pens. The power of education frightens them,” Pakistan's teenage activist ...
Are Women’s Rights Really Human Rights?

Are Women’s Rights Really Human Rights?

At the second World Conference on Human Rights in June 1993, the statement, 'women's rights are human rights' was ...
Victory in first Certified Class Action Sees Teachers Appointed and Paid

Victory in first Certified Class Action Sees Teachers Appointed and Paid

A landmark settlement agreed on 20th March 2014 in Linkside v Department of Education has consolidated the law ...
Children Gain Access to International Justice

Children Gain Access to International Justice

This week marks a major breakthrough in international justice for children. It is a turning point in a deeply ...
Investigating crimes against humanity – South Africa’s embrace of universal jurisdiction

Investigating crimes against humanity – South Africa’s embrace of universal jurisdiction

"What business is it of the South African authorities when torture on a widespread scale is alleged to have been ...
Geneva II, politicking and possibility for Syria’s invisible 43%

Geneva II, politicking and possibility for Syria’s invisible 43%

The possibility of peace in Syria may seem more like an international force (pun intended) than a beacon of hope. ...

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