State neglect

APATRIDIE : pas le droit d’avoir des droits
7/oct/2015 Publication
Contents: Introduction - International law and the special protected status of children - Why are children stateless? -...
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DISCRIMINATION : Roms et droits de l’enfant
7/oct/2015 Publication
Menu: Introduction | How are Roma discriminated against? | Roma children | Opportunities for redress and advocacy |...
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UNITED KINGDOM: Bishop escaped abuse charges after royal family, MPs intervened, court told
7/oct/2015 News
MPs, a lord chief justice, a member of the royal family and public school headmasters all intervened to stop a bishop being prosecuted for sexual abuse 22 years ago, the Old Bailey has heard.
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UNITED STATES: Judge orders release of immigrant children detained
27/juil/2015 News
A federal judge has said that the government's policy of detaining migrant children and their mothers violates a longstanding ruling that found that such mass detention is against US law.
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MEXICO: Authorities fail to protect children & adults with disabilities from torture, trafficking & segregation
23/juil/2015 Publication
This report by Disability Rights International focuses on an institution for children and adults with disabilities where sexual abuse, sterilisation, trafficking, inadequate medical care and degrading living conditions are rampant. Yet authorities allow such a place to continue operating without interference. 
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BRAZIL: Lowering the age of criminal majority, and next steps for opposition movement
15/juil/2015 News
Guest writer for CRIN, Henrique de Souza, from the Brazilian Bar Association, looks at the recently approved proposal to...
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UNITED STATES: Massachusetts' highest court defends corporal punishment as 'part of social fabric'
14/juil/2015 News
The justicies said it's permissible to punish a child by spanking so long as "reasonable" force is used and the child is not harmed in a lasting way. Conversely, they also emphasised the child should be protected from abuse.
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VIOLENCE: Gov'ts accused of ‘perpetrating violence against women’
23/juin/2015 News
ActionAid report says officials are ignoring laws to end violence against women, curbing funding of women’s groups, and failing to defend activists. 
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BRAZIL: Organisations call on State to reject bill to lower age of criminal majority
22/juin/2015 News
Statement by civil society organisations calling on the government of Brazil to refrain from adopting the draft constitutional reform bill proposing to lower the age of criminal majority from 18 to 16 years of age.
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CANADA : La Commission Vérité et Réconciliation qualifie de "génocide culturel" la scolarisation forcée des enfants aborigènes
15/juin/2015 News
Les Canadiens ont pris conscience du désastre causé par la scolarisation forcée de dizaines de milliers d’Amérindiens et d’Inuits de 1870 à 1970.
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