Children in Border and Asylum Procedures: Push Backs of Migrant Children at the Border

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A lack of provisions regarding the issues of invisibility of children in asylum-procedures and the adult-focus of the migratory framework often results in the lack of protection of this, especially vulnerable group. At the Moroccan-Spanish border in Melilla and Ceuta this is particularly visible in the implemented push-back procedure of migrant children and other asylum […]

Children in Border and Asylum Procedures: Invisibility and Adult-Focus

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Children in border and asylum procedure face two significant issues (Pobjoy, 2017). On one hand, a child is still considered invisible in migration procedures, and on the other, an adult-focused legal framework is applied to children in these procedures. These shortcomings place migrant children not only at risk of rejection and deportation without having their […]

Post-Election Crisis in Guinea: The Child Victims of Politics

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October 18, 2020, marks the day of the Guinean elections. A day of upheaval and instability in a country already plagued by systemic insecurity linked to politics and, more specifically, to the candidacy of the current President of Guinea. Guinea today is marred by inter-ethnic tensions and the use of firearms against civilians.  In the […]

Humanium Delivers Second Child Rights Coaching Workshop

Posted on Posted in Children's Rights, Education, Empowerment, Human Rights, Life at Humanium

On 25 September 2020, Humanium delivered the second in its series of child rights coaching e-workshops to a group of child rights professionals. The interactive 90-minute-long session saw the union of rights professionals from across the world. “Our Child Rights Coaching was born as an idea to give a taste of the tools Humanium uses […]

Child Labor in India

Posted on Posted in Children's Rights, Discover India, Explotation, Freedom, Human Rights, Poverty

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 […]

Guidance: How to bring a case before the Committee on the Rights of the Child

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Whatever problems your child may face, they have rights and those rights are protected at the international level by the Committee on the Rights of the Child. The Committee on the Rights of the Child is a body of experts tasked with overseeing the implementation of the international Convention on the Rights of the Child […]

What Respect Is There for Children’s Rights concerning Surrogacy?

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Tolerated in certain countries (including Portugal and Belgium), prohibited in others (such as France), surrogacy has entered public debate in recent years, as its modern practices pose ethical questions regarding children’s rights, more specifically with respect to the child’s best interest. So, to better understand the current questions around this issue, Humanium is here to […]

Honor Killings: Is There an End in Sight?

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This article is a follow-up to “Femicide from a Global Perspective” and takes a deeper look into one of the gravest human rights violations committed against girls and women today: honor killings. This semantically-charged term implies that there is an excuse or explanation for an act of violence—therein lie the challenges in defining honor killings. […]

Protecting the LGBTQ+ Youth in Vietnam

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Following Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) recent report “‘My Teacher Said I Had a Disease’: Barriers to the Right to Education for LGBT Youth in Vietnam”, Humanium calls on the government of Vietnam to protect the rights of LGBTQ+ children and adults. Published on February 12, 2020, the document reports on the conditions which LGBTQ+ youth […]

Children in the Shadow of the Swedish Migration Agency

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The following is based on personal experiences while working with a group of refugee children at a primary school in Northern Sweden between 2016 and 2018. The events described here are not implied to represent a national trend in Sweden. The characters’ names and nationalities have been altered to protect their identities. Migrationsverket – a […]