Children's Rights

The strange case of Amos Yee: whither free speech and children’s rights in Singapore?

The strange case of Amos Yee: whither free speech and children’s rights in Singapore?

On 27th March 2015 as Singaporeans mourned the death, four days earlier, of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew (often known as LKY), a 16-year-old Singaporean named Amos Yee uploaded...
Same-Sex Foster Parents Face Discrimination from U.S. State Court Judge

Same-Sex Foster Parents Face Discrimination from U.S. State Court Judge

In the wake of the Obergefell decision, it can be easy to forget that the fight for LGBT rights is far from over in many parts of the U.S. Just...
The Unreal(istic) Rhetoric of Children’s Rights in Colombia’s Reparations Law

The Unreal(istic) Rhetoric of Children’s Rights in Colombia’s Reparations Law

Editor’s note: To celebrate National Pro Bono Week, the OxHRH Blog is showcasing the experiences and insights of several of the Oxford Pro Bono Publico internship award recipients. The first...
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 Ukraine’s future which have left the country divided. Reports continue to...
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 as “manifestly ill-founded” two applications submitted by Congolese regular migrants. The proceedings...
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 Africa. Justice Skweyiya was a giant of the anti-apartheid struggle and...
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 of discussion. These individuals, whose number is estimated at about...
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 of the Constitution of India and the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory...
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’– the horrific news of almost 300 children, systematically abused, coerced to...
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 or custody in Spain rose from 24 to 26. These...
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 they stole from her. Her assailants subsequently threatened to release...
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 part this is due to the respect (some might...

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