State neglect

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 KINGDOM: Staff fired after claims of mistreatment at G4S-run young offender unit
14/Jan/2016 News
Four staff have been sacked following allegations of mistreatment of children at a young offender institution.
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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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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: UN peacekeepers face new allegations of sexually abusing children
6/Jan/2016 News
UN peacekeepers are facing new allegations of sexual abuse in the Central African Republic involving four young girls, according to the UN spokesman.
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ONU : Résumé du rapport sur les abus sexuels par les casques bleus
24/déc/2015 News
Ce rapport, très attendu, vient d’être mis en ligne et se penche sur la réponse apportée par les Nations unies après la découverte des abus sexuels commis sur des enfants par des casques bleus.  
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ZAMBIA: UN experts dismayed by presidential pardon of convicted rapist and his appointment as GBV ambassador
23/déc/2015 News
Two UN human rights experts have urged the Zambian Government to end the impunity of Zambian singer Clifford Dimba, convicted in 2014 for the rape of a 14-year-old girl and later made an ambassador on gender-based violence.
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UN: Summary of report into sexual abuse by peacekeepers
18/déc/2015 News
The long-awaited report on the response of the United Nations' handling of sexual abuse of children by peacekeepers was published yesterday.  
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UNITED STATES: Combatting climate change with the public trust doctrine
17/déc/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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EUROPE: Protection gaps risk exposing children with disabilities to abuse
4/déc/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: Children's rights and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
2/déc/2015 Publication
Ahead of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, this new report calls on the UN to address the rights of children with disabilities with the same consistency and rigour as adults’ rights. 
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