Children's Rights

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...
Visas for Surrogates: Acknowledging Familial Bonds between Surrogates, Intended Parents, and Children

Visas for Surrogates: Acknowledging Familial Bonds between Surrogates, Intended Parents, and Children

Image Description: Surrogate parents attending the birth of the child in the hospital with the gestational mother. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has brought into focus the vulnerabilities of surrogates gestating...
Muhammad Shahzad Khaliq v. The State: Survivor-Centric Guidelines in Responding to Child Pornography

Muhammad Shahzad Khaliq v. The State: Survivor-Centric Guidelines in Responding to Child Pornography

Image Description – A picture of Judge’s Gavel. In August 2015, a gang running a pedophile and pornography ring assaulted more than 280 children. Although several arrests were made, only...
One Step Forward: Securing Parental Rights for LGBTQ+ Couples in Hong Kong

One Step Forward: Securing Parental Rights for LGBTQ+ Couples in Hong Kong

Image description: Two persons, one of whom is a child, standing amongst a crowd and waving rainbow flags. While LGBTQ+ families in Hong Kong may have babies through means like...
Balancing Rights: The Future of Remote Courts in Public Family Law

Balancing Rights: The Future of Remote Courts in Public Family Law

Image Description: Socially distanced judges in courtroom At the start of 2022, as we approach nearly two years of family courts operating under the twin pressures of decades of under-funding...
Women in Malaysia Can Now Pass on Citizenship to Overseas-Born Children

Women in Malaysia Can Now Pass on Citizenship to Overseas-Born Children

Image description: A woman with a passport in hand. On 27 September 2021, the Kuala Lumpur High Court in Suraini Kempe & Ors v the Government of Malaysia & Ors...
Anti-Libidinal Punishment for Child Rape Offenders in Nigeria violates Human Rights

Anti-Libidinal Punishment for Child Rape Offenders in Nigeria violates Human Rights

Image description: Surgical instruments. In September 2020, the Governor of Kaduna State of Nigeria signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020, which introduces anti-libidinal punishments for child rape...
Corroboration as Sex Discrimination: The Equality Implications of Sexual Offence Cases in Malawi

Corroboration as Sex Discrimination: The Equality Implications of Sexual Offence Cases in Malawi

Image description: Graffiti on the wall of three women with red blindfolds over their eyes. In Kaliyati v R (Criminal Appeal 109 of 2018) [2020], judge Fiona Mwale asserts that...

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