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YEMEN: UN Special Representative calls for protection of children in conflict
27 Aug 2015 News
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui has called on all forces in the conflict in Yemen to protect children from harm.
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SOUTH AFRICA: Many disabled children in poorer countries left out of primary education
24 Aug 2015 News
An estimated 500,000 children with disabilities are not enrolled in South Africa’s educational system, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW).
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AUSTRALIA: Commonwealth sued over alleged negligence of 5-year-old asylum seeker
17 Aug 2015 News
Legal proceedings have been launched against the Australian government over the alleged negligence of a five-year-old girl at Nauru detention centre.
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UNITED STATES: America’s youth file landmark climate lawsuit
13 Aug 2015 News
Yesterday, on International Youth Day, 21 young people filed a landmark constitutional climate change lawsuit against the federal government in the US.
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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: UN inquiry into child rape claim
12 Aug 2015 News
The UN mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) has launched an investigation into allegations its soldiers raped a 12-year-old girl.
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PAKISTAN: Police accused of downplaying child sexual abuse scandal
10 Aug 2015 News
Up to 280 girls and boys said to have been filmed being abused in one village, but victims’ parents say police did not act until there was a national uproar.
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SECURITY COUNCIL APPROVES PROBE INTO THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR USING CHEMICAL WEAPONS IN SYRIA
10 Aug 2015 News
The United Nations Security Council today gave the greenlight for the establishment of a Joint Investigative Mechanism to identify those responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
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Report: Civilian deaths rise in Sudan's South Kordofan
5 Aug 2015 News
Report by Amnesty International "definitively confirms" war crimes by government forces against civilian populations.
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IRAQ: Islamic State circulates sex slave price list
5 Aug 2015 News
A printed list of prices for buying and selling women and children as slaves from within the Islamic State has been confirmed as genuine by a senior United Nations official.
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INHUMAN SENTENCING: Pakistan hangs Shafqat Hussain despite claim he was a child at time of alleged crime
4 Aug 2015 News
Supporters say Hussain was 14 when he was sentenced to death for the murder of a seven-year-old, after a confession he said was obtained by torture.
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TRANSPARENCY: UN paid millions to Russian aviation firm since learning of sex attack on girl
3 Aug 2015 News
Documents reveal United Nations unit uncovered possible ‘culture of sexual exploitation and abuse’ after 2010 but permitted a Russian aviation company to continue receiving contracts worth millions.
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UNITED STATES: Judge orders release of immigrant children detained
27 Jul 2015 News
A federal judge has said that the government's policy of detaining migrant children and their mothers violates a longstanding ruling that found that such mass detention is against US law.
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