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International surrogacy arrangements and the drafting of 'Principles for a better protection of children’s rights'
10 Oct 2017 News
The International Social Service (ISS), together with a group of experts, are currently in the process of discussing the...
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GEORGIA: NGOs call for children's rights to be enshrined in new Constitution
23 Jun 2017 News
More than 40 civil society groups are calling on the Georgian government to write in explicit protections for children's rights in the country's new Constitution.
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ITALY: Abolishing youth courts would be 'a step in the wrong direction'
13 Jun 2017 News
Italy is considering abolishing its system of youth courts, but tens of thousands of people have urged them to reconsider. Learn more and sign their petition here.
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States must be held to account for violations of children's rights in conflict
2 Jun 2017 News
Open letter from 40 NGOs, including CRIN, on the UN's listing of States and Non-state actors which commit grave violations against children in conflict.
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DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY: New resources and statistics
1 Mar 2017 News
New resources on children deprived of their liberty, including a compilation of statistics on children detained in the criminal justice system across almost 180 countries.
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AUSTRALIA: Extent of abuse in Catholic church in Australia revealed - 4,444 victims
6 Feb 2017 News
A royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse released damning statistics on the scale of the crisis within the Catholic Church.
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FRANCE: Results of corporal punishment 'ban' not certain
5 Jan 2017 News
Lawmakers in France have banned physical violence against children, with the passing of the Equality and Citizenship bill, but it may not be the victory it seems.
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MOLDOVA: Children protest outcome of presidential election
7 Dec 2016 News
In Moldova protests were held after the election of a "pro-Russian" president on 14 November.
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PRESS RELEASE: Manfred Nowak appointed to lead study on Children Deprived of Liberty
25 Oct 2016 News
Manfred Nowak has been appointed as the independent expert who will lead the long-awaited Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.
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FRANCE: Life imprisonment sentences for children abolished
21 Oct 2016 News
France has become the latest country to ban life imprisonment for children.
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CHILE: Child deaths in State care were significantly underestimated
19 Oct 2016 News
Hundreds of children and adults under the care or supervision of the National Service of Minors (SENAME) in Chile have...
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Request for materials: Online child rights training
21 Sep 2016 News
A request from UNICEF relating to materials to be used in an online staff training course.
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