Children's Rights

Promoting the Best Interests of the Child: Kenyan High Court Breathes Life into the Right to a Name and an Identity

Promoting the Best Interests of the Child: Kenyan High Court Breathes Life into the Right to a Name and an Identity

In May 2016, the Kenyan Constitutional and Human Rights Division of the High Court in L.N.W v Attorney General ...
The Intersection of Age, Gender and Disability in the Prosecution of Sexual Violence in India

The Intersection of Age, Gender and Disability in the Prosecution of Sexual Violence in India

This post examines a petition made to the Indian Supreme Court by a rape victim’s mother. The petitioner avers that
Forgotten Victims: Children of Parents Sentenced to Death or Executed

Forgotten Victims: Children of Parents Sentenced to Death or Executed

According to recent figures from Amnesty International, at least 1,634 executions took place worldwide last ...
Surrogacy: A Global Form of Exploitation

Surrogacy: A Global Form of Exploitation

Surrogacy appears to be an altruistic alternative for infertile couples that desire to become parents but are ...
Geneva (III), Politicking and Possibility for Syria’s Invisible 43%

Geneva (III), Politicking and Possibility for Syria’s Invisible 43%

2015 faded into the new year with a glimmer of hope for the people of Syria. A hope propelled by renewed ...
The strange case of Amos Yee: whither free speech and children’s rights in Singapore?

The strange case of Amos Yee: whither free speech and children’s rights in Singapore?

On 27th March 2015 as Singaporeans mourned the death, four days earlier, of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew ...
Same-Sex Foster Parents Face Discrimination from U.S. State Court Judge

Same-Sex Foster Parents Face Discrimination from U.S. State Court Judge

In the wake of the Obergefell decision, it can be easy to forget that the fight for LGBT rights is far from over in
The Unreal(istic) Rhetoric of Children’s Rights in Colombia’s Reparations Law

The Unreal(istic) Rhetoric of Children’s Rights in Colombia’s Reparations Law

Editor’s note: To celebrate National Pro Bono Week, the OxHRH Blog is showcasing the experiences and insights of ...
Visa to Europe: The Convertible Currency of Human Rights in Ukraine

Visa to Europe: The Convertible Currency of Human Rights in Ukraine

For almost two years the world has watched as the West and Russia have battled over competing visions for Ukraine’s
Can a State Refuse Migrant Family Allowances Due to Irregular Reunification?

Can a State Refuse Migrant Family Allowances Due to Irregular Reunification?

In Osungu and Lokongo v. France (delivered on 8/9/2015), the European Court of Human Rights (“the Court”) rejected ...
Justice Thembile Skweyiya

Justice Thembile Skweyiya

We are sad to note the passing of Justice Thembile Skweyiya, formerly judge of the Constitutional Court of South ...
Iran’s Citizenship Law: Political Considerations or Recognition of Inherent Human Rights?

Iran’s Citizenship Law: Political Considerations or Recognition of Inherent Human Rights?

For years the plight of thousands of children born to Iranian mothers married to foreign men has been the subject ...

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