Children's Rights

Reporting Restrictions in Criminal Cases Involving Juveniles

Reporting Restrictions in Criminal Cases Involving Juveniles

On 3 November 2014 Will Cornick was sentenced to a minimum of 20 years imprisonment for the murder of his teacher ...
Practices Harmful to Women and Girls – Joint CEDAW and CRC General Recommendation/ Comment

Practices Harmful to Women and Girls – Joint CEDAW and CRC General Recommendation/ Comment

Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Child (CRC) and the 35th ...
The Uncomfortable Place of Inter-Country Adoption in the Human Rights Arena

The Uncomfortable Place of Inter-Country Adoption in the Human Rights Arena

While November marks the anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), the United States ...
Aboriginal Right to Pursue Traditional Medicine Recognised by Canadian Judge

Aboriginal Right to Pursue Traditional Medicine Recognised by Canadian Judge

A Canadian judge has ruled that a constitutional right exists for certain aboriginals in Canada to choose ...
The Uncertain Status of Child Rights in the UK

The Uncertain Status of Child Rights in the UK

This November marks the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). An atypical fusion of ...
First Nations Child Welfare Funding Before National Tribunal

First Nations Child Welfare Funding Before National Tribunal

The fate of thousands of First Nations children is in the hands of an administrative tribunal in a decision that ...
‘Children in an Age of Austerity’: The Impact of Welfare Reform on Children in Nottingham

‘Children in an Age of Austerity’: The Impact of Welfare Reform on Children in Nottingham

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 has introduced the biggest changes to state welfare since the establishment of the ...
Meriam Ibrahim Saved from 100 Lashes and the Death Penalty

Meriam Ibrahim Saved from 100 Lashes and the Death Penalty

On 11 May 2014, Meriam Yahia Ibrahim was found guilty by the Al-Haj Yousif Criminal Court of charges under the ...
“British Schindler” and a History of Neglect of Refugee Children

“British Schindler” and a History of Neglect of Refugee Children

Sir Nicholas Winton celebrated his 105th birthday at the Czech embassy in London this past May. Guests included ...
Girls with Books, Better Laws, Pave the Way Ahead

Girls with Books, Better Laws, Pave the Way Ahead

“The extremists are afraid of books and pens. The power of education frightens them,” Pakistan's teenage activist ...
Are Women’s Rights Really Human Rights?

Are Women’s Rights Really Human Rights?

At the second World Conference on Human Rights in June 1993, the statement, 'women's rights are human rights' was ...
Victory in first Certified Class Action Sees Teachers Appointed and Paid

Victory in first Certified Class Action Sees Teachers Appointed and Paid

A landmark settlement agreed on 20th March 2014 in Linkside v Department of Education has consolidated the law ...

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