Children's Rights

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 ...
Brand “spanking” new law – South African Constitutional Court Outlaws Corporal Punishment of Children

Brand “spanking” new law – South African Constitutional Court Outlaws Corporal Punishment of Children

On the 18th of September 2019, Chief Justice Mogoeng handed down a unanimous judgment declaring the common law ...
Marriage of the Girl Child in Iran

Marriage of the Girl Child in Iran

In February 2019, the news of an 11-year-old girl being married to a man who was almost 50 years old, caused ...
The 2019 Guiding Principles on the Right to Education: The Drafters’ Perspective

The 2019 Guiding Principles on the Right to Education: The Drafters’ Perspective

The Oxford Human Rights Hub in partnership with the Masters in International Human Rights Law at the Department ...
UN Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children raises serious concerns regarding Ireland’s history of illegal adoption practices

UN Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children raises serious concerns regarding Ireland’s history of illegal adoption practices

Ireland has an extensive history of systemic human rights abuses of women and children, encompassing multiple ...
Chile’s debt to children: State engagement in children´s rights protection

Chile’s debt to children: State engagement in children´s rights protection

878 deaths of children under the care of the Chilean National Children’s Service are currently under criminal ...
Liberalising Access to Abortion and Sex Education to Decrease Teenage Pregnancy in Kazakhstan

Liberalising Access to Abortion and Sex Education to Decrease Teenage Pregnancy in Kazakhstan

Teenage pregnancy rates in Kazakhstan are high, with 3443 births in 2017, much higher than during the Soviet ...
Canadian Children have a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy at School

Canadian Children have a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy at School

In R. v. Jarvis, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that children can reasonably expect that they will not be ...
A Question of Values: Religious Schools, Discrimination, and LGBT+ Rights in Australia

A Question of Values: Religious Schools, Discrimination, and LGBT+ Rights in Australia

Striking the appropriate balance between religious freedom and LGBT+ rights continues to be controversial across ...

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