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Weekly quiz


1. Which country this week ruled that a gay teenager who claims he faces the death penalty in Iran would not be granted asylum?

A: France
B: USA
C: The Netherlands


2. Which international event is CRIN reporting on this week?

A: The UN Human Rights Council's 7th session
B: the Vatican's ceremony updating mortal sins
C: the UN Special Session on Children


3. Why were a British couple this week accused of abusing their five year old daughter who has Down's Syndrome?

A: for making her undergo plastic surgery
B: for administering corporal punishment against her
C: for neglect


4. Which country this week pledged to ban the possession of child pornography this week?

A: Costa Rica
B: Japan
C: Sierra Leone


5. What did Malawi introduce this week to reduce child trafficking and confusion in adoption cases?

A: compulsory birth certificates for all citizens
B: a ban on celebrities adopting children
C: electronic tagging


6. What is the theme of this year's Day of General Discussion - an annual event held by the Committee on the Rights of the Child to discuss a particular topic of the Convention on the Rights of the Child?

A: The right to be heard
B: The right to education in emergencies
C: The right to play


7. Which international human rights figure announced their resignation last week?

A: Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for the Council of Europe
B: Louise Arbour, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
C: Steven Spielberg


8. What did a UNICEF study this week reveal to be the leading cause of death of children over one year old in Asia?

A: neglect
B: malnutrition
C: injuries and road accidents


9. In how many countries does CRIN have member organisations?

A: 5
B: 63
C: 148


10. Who said: "I would say that people must bear in mind no one is the owner of child rights, or can offer the best solutions. We must all work together according to a democratic mentality".

A: Louise Arbour, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
B: Juan Miguel Petit, Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography
C: Nelson Mandela