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Just Say No to ‘Just Say No’ — Research on Youth and Privacy in the Americas
17 Oct 2018 News
In this guest post for CRIN, Mariel García-Montes discusses the tension between children's rights organisations and digital rights groups, and the importance or recognising children's agency. 
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Romania's referendum threatens children's rights
26 Sep 2018 News
A coalition of conservative and anti-LGBT hate groups are trying to use children’s rights as an excuse to redefine marriage in Romania, in a way which will inevitably run counter to children’s best interests  
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Sotto, you are wildly wrong on criminalising children
25 Sep 2018 News
The Philippines' Senate President, Vicente Sotto III, has cited our research to support his reforms to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility. We reject this proposal in the strongest terms.
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Nepal banned toxic children’s toys - is it now planning to bring them back?
18 Sep 2018 News
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?
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Appointment of the next High Commissioner for Human Rights
23 Mar 2018 News
The appointment of the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, due to take place later this year, is a...
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JUVENILE JUSTICE: World Congress on Justice for Children
15 Jan 2018 News
The World Congress on Justice for Children will be held from 28-30 May 2018 and will focus on global trends in three important areas.
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DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY: Launch of new campaign site
22 Nov 2017 News
As the UN’s Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty gets underway, CRIN is stepping up its work on children who are detained.
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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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