Victime d'une agression sexuelle en mai dernier, une jeune mexicaine âgée de 14 ans n'a pas été autorisée à avorter. Le juge a décidé de requalifier le crime en «attentat à la pudeur», qui est un délit mineur…
A 13-year-old girl who became pregnant after being raped was denied a legal abortion, even though her physical and mental health were in danger. She was left paralysed; but thanks to her case, Peru now has a protocol on therapeutic abortion and the UN has recognised the denial of a legal abortion as a form of discrimination against women.
This submission draws attention to neglected areas of child migrants’ rights, including their right to work, detention and criminalisation, discriminatory language used to refer to migrant children, and access to justice.
The freedoms set out in the two Covenants are universal; they apply to everyone, everywhere. Children are no exception, they have all human rights. But children’s freedoms are rarely a priority; the ability to think freely, act and speak is too often denied for children all over the world.