UN voices deep concern about a new regulation that effectively overturns a 60-year moratorium on the use of capital punishment and allows for children as young as seven to be sentenced to death for certain crimes.
El Comité de la ONU de los Derechos del Niño interrogó a la Santa Sede sobre los abusos sexuales de niños dentro de la Iglesia Católica el día 16 de enero de 2014. CRIN estuvo ahí retransmitiendo en vivo desde Ginebra.
A new commission that will advise Pope Francis on sex abuse policy within the church includes an Irish psychiatrist who was assaulted by a chaplain when she was 13 years old. But it remains unclear if the commission will deal with the critical issue of disciplining bishops who cover up for abusers.
This commentary notes how the Holy See has disregarded the rights of victims of sexual abuse by clerics and its mandatory reporting duties to UN bodies, and has been written to coincide with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child's recent review of the Holy See.