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IRELAND: ‘Nothing is going to change the past, but we can protect the children of the future’
2/Apr/2015 Publication
Louise O’Keefe was eight years-old when she was sexually abused by her school principal. It would take her 40 years and a lengthy legal battle with the Irish state for her to get justice. This is her story.  
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LIBERIA: Firing back at Firestone
6/Mar/2015 Publication
By the early 2000s, Harbel, Liberia, a town founded by giant American tyre manufacture Firestone, had become synonymous with child labour. A legal case brought against Firestone by 23 workers garnered massive media attention and led to significant changes at the 220 square mile rubber plantation which thousands of labourers called home.
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AUSTRALIA: Care leavers’ fight for redress for historical abuse
7/Jun/2018 Publication
In the 1990s Australian care leavers demanded acknowledgement of historical abuse and neglect, leading to social and political change across the country.  
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CZECH REPUBLIC: First steps taken on ending anti-Roma discrimination in schools
13/Sep/2017 Publication
In 1999, D.H. and Others v. the Czech Republic became the first case in Czech history to seek an end to anti-Roma discrimination in education.
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ИНДИЯ: Пятилетняя девочка и ее неграмотная мать добились правосудия в случае сексуального насилия
21/Jul/2017 Publication
Амаль* было три года, когда она была изнасилована соседом в трущобах Дели. Ее мать неустанно боролась за справедливость в деле, дошедшем до Высокого суда Дели.
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КЕНИЯ: Нубийские дети и борьба за гражданство
7/Jun/2017 Publication
Уже более века нубийцы живут на территории Кении, но до сих пор они не признаны гражданами этой страны. В результате, в вопросах, касающихся получения доступа к основным услугам, они сталкиваются со значительными ограничениями и дискриминацией.  
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ХОРВАТИЯ: Десятилетия споров по вопросам полового воспитания ни к чему не привели
5/Jun/2017 Publication
Коллективная жалоба подвергла критике дискриминационные материалы, используемые на уроках полового воспитания в Хорватии, но не смогла закрепить лучшую систему.
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РУМЫНИЯ: Иск НПО, бросившей вызов халатности в государственных интернатах
10/May/2017 Publication
Оставленный матерью в младенческом возрасте, Валентин Кампеану в конечном итоге умер в румынском доме-интернате. Две НПО подали жалобу в ЕСПЧ с целью привлечь к ответственности Румынию и не допустить подобных случаев в будущем.
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ARGENTINA: Juvenile life sentences breached human rights standards
11/Jan/2017 Publication
Five Argentinian children were sentenced to life in prison, suffering grievous ill-treatment and incarceration for years before their cases were heard by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
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ROMANIA: The ‘legal black hole’ for children in institutions
20/Jul/2016 Publication
Abandoned by his mother at birth, Valentin Câmpeanu eventually died in a Romanian orphanage. Two NGOs brought a case to the European Court of Human Rights to get accountability for the way he was treated and to help prevent similar abuses.
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