Children's Rights

Sealing the Records of Irish Institutional Abuse

Sealing the Records of Irish Institutional Abuse

The Irish Oireachtas (parliament) has passed controversial legislation relating to the Mother and Baby Homes ...
Pakistan: Discriminatory rules preclude Afghan refugee children from attaining secondary education

Pakistan: Discriminatory rules preclude Afghan refugee children from attaining secondary education

In 2012, the Board of Secondary Education in Karachi (BSEK), made it mandatory for ninth grade students to possess ...
Unaccompanied migrant minors and ‘protective custody’ practices in Greece: light at the end of the tunnel?

Unaccompanied migrant minors and ‘protective custody’ practices in Greece: light at the end of the tunnel?

The high number of unaccompanied migrant minors detained in ‘protective custody’ in police station cells and ...
Right to Education & Emergence of a Digital Divide in Digital India

Right to Education & Emergence of a Digital Divide in Digital India

The recent statistical report presented by the National Statistical Organization (NSO) indicates the deteriorating ...
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 ...
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 ...

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