Children's Rights

Communication, Education and Speech Difficulties in the Criminal Justice System

Communication, Education and Speech Difficulties in the Criminal Justice System

The level of educational achievement by incarcerated offenders in the UK is far lower than the average. In ...
The pandemic, insurgent birth certificates and conflict-affected children

The pandemic, insurgent birth certificates and conflict-affected children

When armed groups control territory, they not infrequently administer public services, and the pandemic is no ...
The Inter American Court of Human Rights sets standards on the gender-based violence continuum in educational settings

The Inter American Court of Human Rights sets standards on the gender-based violence continuum in educational settings

Guzmán Albarracín and Others vs Ecuador, adopted by the Inter American Court of Human Rights in June 2020, is ...
Vicarious liability for acts of sexual and gender-based violence by teachers in Kenya

Vicarious liability for acts of sexual and gender-based violence by teachers in Kenya

In Teachers Service Commission v WJ & 5 others [2020] eKLR, the Court of Appeal held that the Teacher’s Service
Environmental protection of children’s right to life: ICCPR General Comment 36

Environmental protection of children’s right to life: ICCPR General Comment 36

As the indivisibility of human rights and environmental protection solidifies as a norm of international human ...
The Right to Nutrition and Basic Education: Ensuring Access to School Meals in South Africa

The Right to Nutrition and Basic Education: Ensuring Access to School Meals in South Africa

In Equal Education and Others v Minister of Basic Education, the organisation Equal Education and the school ...
A drought-stricken and marginalised Tharparkar: The right to water and COVID-19 in Pakistan

A drought-stricken and marginalised Tharparkar: The right to water and COVID-19 in Pakistan

The people of Tharparkar (Thar), Pakistan, called ‘Tharis’, have been facing water scarcity for years. In the ...
Indian Supreme Court Arbitrarily Limits Children’s Right to Protest

Indian Supreme Court Arbitrarily Limits Children’s Right to Protest

On February 10, the Supreme Court of India (SC) issued a notice to prohibit children from entering the areas where ...
Federal Court Holds There Is a Fundamental Right to Education Under the U.S Constitution

Federal Court Holds There Is a Fundamental Right to Education Under the U.S Constitution

In a landmark decision issued last week in the Gary B. v. Whitmer case, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth ...
Covid-19: Crushing Silence Greets Calls to Top Up Child Support Grants in South Africa

Covid-19: Crushing Silence Greets Calls to Top Up Child Support Grants in South Africa

Three weeks into an extensive national lockdown, the South African government has yet to announce any concrete ...
International Legal Systems Failing Child Victims of Peacekeeper Sexual Abuse

International Legal Systems Failing Child Victims of Peacekeeper Sexual Abuse

The widespread and enduring problem of sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers has been well documented over ...
High Court Victory upholding the Right to Education for Undocumented Learners in South Africa

High Court Victory upholding the Right to Education for Undocumented Learners in South Africa

On Thursday 12 December, the Makhanda High Court affirmed that all learners in South Africa have the constitutional

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