Children's Rights

An English Duty to Have ‘Due Regard’ – An Effective Means of Upholding Children’s Rights?

An English Duty to Have ‘Due Regard’ – An Effective Means of Upholding Children’s Rights?

In its Third Report of Session 2016–17, scrutinising the Children and Social Work Bill, the Joint Committee on ...
Having Regard to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Having Regard to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

The Third Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights for the Session 2016-7 has recommended the inclusion of a ...
Law of Peace(making) and the Promise of a New Beginning for Children

Law of Peace(making) and the Promise of a New Beginning for Children

The act of peacemaking may be viewed as the promise of a new beginning. It is latent within the sui generis legal ...
Children’s Visibility in Colombia’s Peace Plebiscite Campaign: In Everyone’s Interest but Children’s

Children’s Visibility in Colombia’s Peace Plebiscite Campaign: In Everyone’s Interest but Children’s

Colombia is at a critical transitional moment. Today, Colombians will be called to vote on whether they support ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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