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CHILD RIGHTS & UNGASS: From rhetoric to accountability
10 Apr 2016 News
A joint statement by child rights advocates for the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (19-21 April, 2016).
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HEALTH: UN expert on toxics questionnaire for NGOs
21 Mar 2016 News
The purpose of this questionnaire is to help the Special Rapporteur ascertain to what extent children’s rights inform government policies related to hazardous substances. 
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MONGOLIA: State becomes 49th to ban all corporal punishment of children
18 Mar 2016 News
Mongolia bans corporal punishment of children in all settings, including the home, becoming the first State in East and Southeast Asia to achieve this reform.  
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UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL: News from session 31
10 Mar 2016 News
The UN Human Rights Council is holding its 31st session in Geneva from 29 February to 24 March 2016.  It will feature the annual day on the rights of the child which will be held on Monday, 7 March. And CRIN will be reporting live from the session between 7-10 March.   
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RWANDA: MPs to change law on capacity to help children access justice
2 Mar 2016 News
Children in Rwanda may soon gain direct access to justice much younger once an amendment to harmonise disparities in the country's different minimum ages is passed.  
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PRESS RELEASE: China 162nd in global ranking on children’s access to justice
1 Mar 2016 News
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PRESS RELEASE: First global ranking on access to justice for children released
15 Feb 2016 News
Every country in the world has been ranked on how effectively children can use the law to challenge violations of their rights, in what is the first-ever global study on children’s access to justice, conducted by CRIN.
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HOLY SEE: Critic of Vatican refuses to step down from sex abuse commission
8 Feb 2016 News
A prominent and outspoken British member of a papal advisory commission on sexual abuse by the clergy on Saturday refused to step down despite a no-confidence vote, and said only Pope Francis could dismiss him.
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CORPORAL PUNISHMENT: Africa Newsletter #21
1 Feb 2016 News
Read about the recent developments and campaigns in Africa by the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children.
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SOUTH AFRICA: Human Rights Commission urges ban on corporal punishment
22 Jan 2016 News
A total ban on corporal punishment may be enacted in South Africa after the country’s Human Rights Commission recommended the measure to the cabinet earlier this week.
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EXTREME LANGUAGE: ‘Radicalisation', punitive measures and children’s rights
20 Jan 2016 News
'Radicalisation' has become a fearful term, and measures to prevent it in children are often excessive, even resulting in them being accused of extremism for simply exploring their own ideas. 
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