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ZIMBABWE: Children born out of wedlock equally entitled to inheritance, court rules
news-archive2 Jul 2015
The High Court judge ruled that the common law practice of excluding children born out of wedlock in inheritance matters was discriminatory and in breach of the Constitution.
UN HRC: “Protect the family” resolution bodes ill for family members’ human rights
news-archive2 Jul 2015
The International Commission of Jurists and Amnesty International have released a joint statement in response to the 'Protection of the family' resolution at the 29th session of the Human Rights Council
EQUALITY: Girl Scouts returns $100,000 when donor demands it not be used for transgender girls
news-archive2 Jul 2015
"Please guarantee that our gift will not be used to support transgender girls," the donor's letter read. "If you can’t, please return the money." The Girl Scouts of Western Washington CEO, Megan Ferland,  said the decision to return the money a no-brainer.  
CHILD ABUSE: French troops suspended over Burkina Faso abuse allegations
news-archive2 Jul 2015
Allegations include abuse of five-year-old girl, police say, and follow alleged sex abuse scandal involving French troops in Central African Republic

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DRUG POLICY: 'Accountability for children and young people at the 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs'
19 May 2015
This paper challenges the current framework for evaluating drug policies, and presents one based on the CRC. The three UN drugs conventions currently fail to prescribe any specific measures for children and young people, and only one of these mentions children explicitly.    
DEATH PENALTY: Submission to the report of the Secretary General on the question of the death penalty
17 Apr 2015
Our research indicates that in 16 countries, capital punishment for children remains on the statute books or is carried out despite being prohibited.
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