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NIGERIA: Child bride murder charges dropped
news-archive21 May 2015
The 15-year-old girl that has killed her 20 years older husband after a forced marriage will not be persecuted for murder. 
UNITED STATES: Omar Khadr and the child soldiers of the war on terror
news-archive20 May 2015
Omar Khadr, the Canadian born ex- Guantanamo detainee has been released on bail. Read CRIN's analysis of the US policy on the detention of child soldiers.
IRAN: Juvenile offender faces imminent execution
news-archive18 May 2015
Hamid Ahmadi was convicted of fatally stabbing a man during a group fight that took place when he was 16 years old. 
VIOLENCE: New global report on prohibiting corporal punishment in schools
publications18 May 2015
The report 'Towards non-violent schools - prohibiting all corporal punishment' will be launched at the 6th World Congress on School Violence and Public Policies in Lima, Peru, May 2015. 

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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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