Children's Rights

Child marriage and sexual assault of children in Turkey – does public opinion matter?

Child marriage and sexual assault of children in Turkey – does public opinion matter?

The issue of child marriage and sexual abuse of children in Turkey has once again been placed in the spotlight, resulting in wide news coverage. Turkey counts among the countries...
Let’s Talk About Sex Education and Human Rights in Schools

Let’s Talk About Sex Education and Human Rights in Schools

RightsUp #RightNow is a series of mini episodes in the RightsUp podcast series that explores current events dealing with human rights issues. On 11 January, members of a public bill...
Australia set to ban asylum seekers from entering Australia: It is time to hold Australia accountable

Australia set to ban asylum seekers from entering Australia: It is time to hold Australia accountable

On the 30th of October 2016, the Australian government announced that it would be introducing a law into parliament banning asylum seekers from entering Australia. This law will make it...
An English Duty to Have ‘Due Regard’ – An Effective Means of Upholding Children’s Rights?

An English Duty to Have ‘Due Regard’ – An Effective Means of Upholding Children’s Rights?

In its Third Report of Session 2016–17, scrutinising the Children and Social Work Bill, the Joint Committee on Human Rights recommends the introduction in England of a duty on public...
Having Regard to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

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

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...
Law of Peace(making) and the Promise of a New Beginning for Children

Law of Peace(making) and the Promise of a New Beginning for Children

The act of peacemaking may be viewed as the promise of a new beginning. It is latent within the sui generis legal form of the self-constituting process, and the often...
Children’s Visibility in Colombia’s Peace Plebiscite Campaign: In Everyone’s Interest but Children’s

Children’s Visibility in Colombia’s Peace Plebiscite Campaign: In Everyone’s Interest but Children’s

Colombia is at a critical transitional moment. Today, Colombians will be called to vote on whether they support the final peace agreement signed on September 26th between the Colombian Government...
Promoting the Best Interests of the Child: Kenyan High Court Breathes Life into the Right to a Name and an Identity

Promoting the Best Interests of the Child: Kenyan High Court Breathes Life into the Right to a Name and an Identity

In May 2016, the Kenyan Constitutional and Human Rights Division of the High Court in L.N.W v Attorney General & others declared an archaic section of the Country’s Births and...
The Intersection of Age, Gender and Disability in the Prosecution of Sexual Violence in India

The Intersection of Age, Gender and Disability in the Prosecution of Sexual Violence in India

This post examines a petition made to the Indian Supreme Court by a rape victim’s mother. The petitioner avers that her daughter’s case should be tried in a court set...
Forgotten Victims: Children of Parents Sentenced to Death or Executed

Forgotten Victims: Children of Parents Sentenced to Death or Executed

According to recent figures from Amnesty International, at least 1,634 executions took place worldwide last year—the highest reported number in more than 25 years. Given the secrecy surrounding many cases,...
Surrogacy: A Global Form of Exploitation

Surrogacy: A Global Form of Exploitation

Surrogacy appears to be an altruistic alternative for infertile couples that desire to become parents but are unable to for a number of reasons, not just medical. Due to its...
Geneva (III), Politicking and Possibility for Syria’s Invisible 43%

Geneva (III), Politicking and Possibility for Syria’s Invisible 43%

2015 faded into the new year with a glimmer of hope for the people of Syria. A hope propelled by renewed international engagement, as expressed within the Vienna Statements of...

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