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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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Human Rights Day 2015: Freedoms for adults only?
9/Dec/2015 Publication
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.
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EUROPE: Protection gaps risk exposing children with disabilities to abuse
4/Dec/2015 Publication
Boys and girls with disabilities are more likely to be victims of physical and sexual violence, and neglect, than those without disabilities.
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UN: Statement of the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the CRC's 26th anniversary
20/Nov/2015 News
A statement from the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the 26th anniversary of the CRC's adoption.
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RIGHT TO LIFE: Submission to the African Commission on its Draft General Comment No. 3
5/Nov/2015 Publication
Our submission aims to contribute information on the way that the right to life applies to children and the ways that the right interrelates with the other rights of the African Charter. We urge the Commission to specifically address these issues in developing its Draft General Comment on the right to life.   
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ZAMBIA: No justice for child raped by celebrity
27/Oct/2015 News
Zambia’s President, Edgar Chagwa Lungu, has been hit by crisis after crisis since taking office in January this year, but his greatest shame is one entirely of his own making.
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