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news HOLY SEE: Will the Vatican comply with UN investigation into child abuse? 07/01/2014 Metro.co.uk
news SOUTH SUDAN: UN ramps up aid efforts, urges conflict parties to ensure humanitarian access
Fresh fighting in the world's newest country erupted on 15 December.
03/01/2014 UN News Center
news CAR: UN warns children being mutilated amid ongoing turmoil 02/01/2014 UN News Center
news ISRAEL: Human rights group accuses government of 'caging' Palestinian children
An Israeli human rights organisation has accused the government of torturing Palestinian children after it emerged some were kept in outdoor cages during winter.
02/01/2014 The Independent
news UK: England's Children's Commissioner calls for total smacking ban
Maggie Atkinson questions loophole that forbids striking of adults or pets, but allows parents to physically chastise children.
02/01/2014 The Guardian
news SOUTH SUDAN: Country on brink of civil war
Over 500 people are believed to have been killed in the violence, while more than 40,000 civilians have sought refuge at UN compounds.
23/12/2013 Allafrica.com
news SYRIA: Children tortured in secret ISIS detention centres
Several children were among detainees who received severe floggings, according to testimonies. In one case, a child of about 14 received more than 90 lashes while being interrogated at Sadd al-Ba’ath, an ISIS prison in al-Raqqa governorate. Another child, who ISIS accused of stealing a motorbike, was repeatedly flogged over several days.
23/12/2013 Amnesty International
news SPAIN: Abortion law sets women's rights back to 1985
The draft legislation would see abortions allowed only for victims of rape or where there is a risk to the woman's physical or psychological health. Expected to be approved in Parliament, the law will make Spain among Europe’s most restrictive countries on abortion.
23/12/2013 El País
news BIRTH REGISTRATION: “More than just a right”, says UNICEF
On the 67th anniversary of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) — and in an effort to raise awareness around a growing problem– the organisation has released a new report on the inequalities of birth registration.
16/12/2013 Inter-Press Service News Agency
news HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2013: Statement by UN Human Rights chief 10/12/2013 Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
news COMPLAINTS MECHANISM: Slovakia ratifies OP3 06/12/2013 Child Rights International Network
news ERITREA: Military is trafficking the nation's children, report says
Senior military officers kidnap and hold to ransom youngsters, and many are sold on to human traffickers, according to report.
05/12/2013 The Guardian
news CAMBODIA: Underage defendants routinely jailed - report
The study found that the majority of defendants under the age of 18 were placed in custody before their trial, often among adult prisoners.
05/12/2013 The Phnom Penh Post
news HOLY SEE: Vatican Responds to UN Questions on Sexual Violence Against Children
Rights Group Calls Response Disingenuous, Vague.
04/12/2013 Center for Constitutional Rights
news GHANA: Urgent and effective action needed for the eradication of slavery and child labour 03/12/2013 Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
news BELGIUM: Country moves closer to granting euthanasia for terminally-ill children 29/11/2013 RTÉ News
news HIV/AIDS: WHO concerned at growing number of HIV positive teenagers
The number of HIV positive teenagers has grown by a third in the past ten years the world over. According to the World Health Organization, over 2 million teenagers between 10 and 19 are currently HIV positive. The mortality rate for HIV positive teenagers is higher than for older adults. Experts point out the absence of mandatory HIV testing in children as the main reason.
29/11/2013 -
news SYRIA: Over 11,000 children killed since beginning of conflict
More than 11,000 children have been killed in Syria since the conflict there began over two and a half years ago, many of them summarily executed or targeted by snipers, a UK-based think tank has said in a recently published report.
26/11/2013 Reuters
news CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Unspeakable horrors in a country on the verge of genocide
Militias in the Central African Republic are slitting children's throats, razing villages and throwing young men to the crocodiles. What needs to happen before the world intervenes?
25/11/2013 The Guardian
news JAPAN: “Special Secrets Bill threatens transparency”, say UN independent experts 22/11/2013 Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
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