Article 6: Survival and development

Day of General Discussion: Children’s Rights and the Environment
Fri, 23/09/2016 - 10:00 Event
During its 69th session, the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the body of independent experts responsible for...
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Age is Arbitrary - Discussion paper on setting minimum ages
11/Apr/2016 Publication
New CRIN discussion paper examines the use and worth of age thresholds in the context of a number of contentious children’s rights issues. The paper exposes how minimum ages can be inconsistent, discriminatory and arbitrary.  
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PERU: Abortion guidelines established after 90-year delay
30/Mar/2016 Publication
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.
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MONGOLIA: State becomes 49th to ban all corporal punishment of children
18/Mar/2016 News
Mongolia bans corporal punishment of children in all settings, including the home, becoming the first State in East and Southeast Asia to achieve this reform.  
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BANGLADESH: Mandatory death penalty declared void after 14-year legal battle
10/Mar/2016 Publication
Sentenced to death for a crime allegedly committed when he was just 14, a Bangladeshi boy’s case became the centre of a lengthy legal battle which ultimately led to mandatory executions being declared unconstitutional.
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MIGRATION: CRIN submission for the General Comment on the human rights of children in the context of int'l migration
25/Feb/2016 Publication
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. 
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COLOMBIA: Free education secured for 12 million children
25/Jan/2016 Publication
Part of a law which allowed the Colombian government to charge for primary education was deemed unconstitutional after a direct challenge against its discriminatory provisions.
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UNITED STATES: Supreme Court rejects Nestle bid to throw out child slavery suit
12/Jan/2016 News
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Nestle SA and two other companies to throw out a lawsuit seeking to hold them liable for the use of child slaves in Ivory Coast.
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UNITED STATES: Combatting climate change with the public trust doctrine
17/Dec/2015 Publication
A group of children brought a petition to Washington’s Department of Ecology, asking them to adopt a rule to limit carbon emissions in their state. After being denied and then ignored they appealed against the Department’s rulemaking process claiming that, to be effective, it would have to be in line with up-to-date climate science.
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