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CHILDREN'S RIGHTS: Call for adequate recognition of children’s right to freedom of religion or belief throughout UN
25 Nov 2015 News
In this paper CRIN reviews the October 2015 report by the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief covering children's rights and freedom of religion. 
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UN: More than 150 NGOs press States at UN on protections for human rights defenders
24 Nov 2015 News
In this joint letter more than 150 NGOs from around the world call on States at UN to reject attempts to weaken protection of human rights defenders. 
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UN: Statement of the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the CRC's 26th anniversary
20 Nov 2015 News
A statement from the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the 26th anniversary of the CRC's adoption.
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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: UN peacekeepers face new sexual abuse allegations
13 Nov 2015 News
United Nation's peacekeepers in Central African Republic were hit on Wednesday with fresh accusations of sex abuses uncovered by a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation amid growing concern about a failure to combat sexual misconduct.
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UNITED STATES: Transgender student should have access to girls' locker room
3 Nov 2015 News
The U.S. government on Monday found that a Chicago suburban high school district discriminated against a transgender student and gave the school a month to provide full access to girls' locker rooms or lose federal funding.
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Call for input: CRC General Comment on adolescents
30 Oct 2015 News
A survey to collect young people's opinions on the draft General Comment on the rights of children during adolescence.
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ZAMBIA: No justice for child raped by celebrity
27 Oct 2015 News
Zambia’s President, Edgar Chagwa Lungu, has been hit by crisis after crisis since taking office in January this year, but his greatest shame is one entirely of his own making.
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EUROPE: Sexual rights and risks among youth online
26 Oct 2015 News
Children and youth are one of the fastest-growing groups of internet users, bringing them great opportunities – but also new risks.
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EXPLOITATION: Joint submission to the OHCHR on ​ICTs and child sexual exploitation
19 Oct 2015 News
Joint submission for the OHCHR report on "Information and communication technology and child sexual exploitation".
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UNITED KINGDOM: Bishop escaped abuse charges after royal family, MPs intervened, court told
7 Oct 2015 News
MPs, a lord chief justice, a member of the royal family and public school headmasters all intervened to stop a bishop being prosecuted for sexual abuse 22 years ago, the Old Bailey has heard.
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SOMALIA: Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
2 Oct 2015 News
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has welcomed Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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PAKISTAN: Man initially arrested as a teenager faces execution
28 Sep 2015 News
Pakistani authorities are set to hang a man who says he was 15 when arrested for a murder he says he did not commit, lawyers have said.
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