Children's rights to live, learn and grow are violated daily by toxic substances – especially in the air, water, soil, and consumer products. This briefing outlines the causes and extent of the problem, and proposes an approach towards effective remedy and prevention.
Vicente Sotto III has cited our research on the minimum age of criminal responsibility to support his reforms that would lower this age in his country, but allowing younger children to be held criminally responsible ignores evidence of what effectively reduces crime among children.
After an NGO helped convince the government to enact safety standards, Nepal‘s leaders are now planning to weaken regulations on how much toxic material is allowed in children’s toys. What caused this U-turn?
Status offences criminalise actions for only certain groups of people, most commonly because of their religion, sexuality or age. This new CRIN report examines how these offences affect children and the new forms they are taking.