Protective Custody of Unaccompanied Child Migrants in Greece: A Long-Standing Practice is Coming to an End

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As announced on 18 November 2020 by Notis Mitarachi, Greek Migration and Asylum Minister, Greece is abolishing the long-standing scheme of protective custody of unaccompanied child migrants. This practice is not only endangering the physical and mental well-being of children, but it also violates international, European and Greek domestic law in relation to the rights […]

Historic Commitment to End Worst Forms of Child Labor

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At the beginning of August 2020, all member countries (187) of the International Labor Organization (ILO) ratified ILO Convention No. 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, an event which international organizations such as Human Rights Watch (here HRW) welcomed as an “important milestone”.[1] (Wurth, 2020) In an unprecedented move, all member countries universally […]

Abuse of Youth Athletes in Preparation for the Olympics Games in Japan

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In September 1990, Japan signed the United Convention on the Rights of the Child. Four years later, in April 1994, Japan ratified the Treaty, a document whose Article 32 outlines the rights of children to work without exploitation: “States Parties recognize the right of the child to be protected from economic exploitation and from performing […]

Where Do Children’s Rights Stand in the Business World?

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Children are participants in the business world. However, they are also victims of this environment in many ways. Our predominantly capitalist societies make businesses omnipresent in children’s lives. Due to the exploitation of children, the endangerment of their development or the alteration, or even the destruction of their environment, companies must become key players in […]

Domestic Violence and its Consequences on Children

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With the lockdown of millions of families, many children found themselves stuck at home with violent parents without the opportunity to ask for help. The isolation and the stressful atmosphere of the pandemic sometimes acted as a catalyser and some parents who usually were non-violent, had abusive behaviours. Whether it is psychological or physical violence, […]

Child Labor in India

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What is the first thing you think about when someone mentions India? The beauty of Indian culture, food, history, environment? Or do you perhaps think of air pollution, overpopulation and poverty faced by many Indians? India is definitely a place that produces mixed images for a large number of people. While there are, without any […]