Children's Rights

The Elusive Right to Education for the Rohingya People

The Elusive Right to Education for the Rohingya People

Image description: A group of displaced Rohingya children and parents sit on the ground in a refugee camp Having faced discrimination and segregation in Myanmar since the 1982 Burma Citizenship...
Supreme Court of Pakistan rules that a mother’s remarriage cannot become a reason to disqualify her right to the custody of her children

Supreme Court of Pakistan rules that a mother’s remarriage cannot become a reason to disqualify her right to the custody of her children

Image Description: Supreme Court of Pakistan On October 05, 2022, Justice Ayesha A. Malik of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) delivered the landmark judgment in Raja Muhammad Owais v....
Same-Sex Marriage, War in Ukraine, Child Brides & Equal Citizenship: Human Rights Round-Up 2022

Same-Sex Marriage, War in Ukraine, Child Brides & Equal Citizenship: Human Rights Round-Up 2022

Image description: a composite image of two women getting married, a protest against war in Ukraine, and a group of children. Every December, the world celebrates Human Rights Day. This...
Reducing Child Marriage in Indonesia: The Untapped Potential of the Marriage Law (2019)

Reducing Child Marriage in Indonesia: The Untapped Potential of the Marriage Law (2019)

Image Description: Indonesian adult man and woman stand on illuminated podium celebrating their marriage vows Each year on October 11, the International Day of Girl Child is observed to increase...
Minimum Sentences for Children Under Hong Kong’s National Security Law

Minimum Sentences for Children Under Hong Kong’s National Security Law

Image description: Six Hong Kong officials stand at podiums in front of a banner reading “Uphold National Security; Safeguard our Home” In early October, the Office of the UN High...
Kenyan Ministry of Education Declares that ‘Religious Beliefs Can Enter into Schools’

Kenyan Ministry of Education Declares that ‘Religious Beliefs Can Enter into Schools’

Image description: Kenyan primary school students sit on chairs and on the floor in a basic dirt-floor classroom taking lessons. On 4 March 2022 a letter from the Kenyan Ministry...
Adoption Process in India: A Tedious Exercise Hampering Child Rights

Adoption Process in India: A Tedious Exercise Hampering Child Rights

Image Description: An orphanage in India where many children are sitting in a circle. A man is distributing gifts to these children. Recently the Indian Apex Court in Temple Healing...
The provision of stationery as a component of the right to basic education in South Africa

The provision of stationery as a component of the right to basic education in South Africa

Image Description: Pupils in a classroom in Cape Town, South Africa. There are over 80 pupils in this classroom and there are not enough desks or textbooks for the students...
Peru: School Curricula as New Sites of LGBTQ+ Liberation

Peru: School Curricula as New Sites of LGBTQ+ Liberation

Image description: School children in Peru, in a classroom, seated at desks. They have their eyes shut. In 2017, the Peruvian Ministry of Education introduced the National Curriculum of Basic...
Mumtaz Bibi v Qasim: Islamabad High Court’s Landmark Judgment on Child Marriage

Mumtaz Bibi v Qasim: Islamabad High Court’s Landmark Judgment on Child Marriage

Image description: Children in a village in Sindh Pakistan. As per a recent UNICEF report, Pakistan is home to nearly 19 million child brides: one in three girls in Pakistan...
Juvenile Bail Provision in India: The Urgent Need for Legislative Checks and Balances

Juvenile Bail Provision in India: The Urgent Need for Legislative Checks and Balances

Image Description: A group of children playing football in India. India’s Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 empowers the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) to impose conditions of...
Are Adoptive Mother Entitled to get Maternity Leave?

Are Adoptive Mother Entitled to get Maternity Leave?

Image Description: The picture of a woman working on the computer at her desk in the office. She is holding a baby in her hand. Section 5(4) of the Maternity...

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