General Comment No. 26 (GC26): a step forward for children’s participation in climate change

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The climate crisis is changing the world as we know it. Even if children are the least responsible for the climate crisis, they are at the forefront of fighting against this crisis which is most than all a children’s rights crisis. With the publication of General Comment No. 26 (GC26), the United Nations Committee on the Rights of […]

The impact of ‘parental alienation’ on the best interests of the child in domestic abuse cases

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During instances of suspected domestic abuse, and where children are involved, it is fundamental that courts seek to prioritise the best interests of the child. Where this is not the case, courts risk putting both victims of domestic abuse and their children at risk of trauma and further harm. Family courts must refrain from relying […]

The hindered right to education for girls in Iraq after ISIS

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The fundamental rights of girls in Iraq are violated by a variety of barriers, some of which explicitly contradict the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Numerous girls who only want to exercise their right to education now face additional challenges as a result of the ISIS invasion of Iraq. Despite the fact […]

Combating child marriage among the Roma population in Eastern Europe

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Despite the global progress achieved through international efforts to stop the practice of child marriages, this is still a reality for many children, and Roma children are no exception. Decades of ethnic marginalization, poverty, deeply rooted stereotypes of sexuality, and women’s and girls’ roles in society, combined with the lack of a systematic approach to […]

Crude oil exploitation in Uganda and its impacts on children’s rights

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As part of one of the projects led by the French company TotalEnergies, it was agreed to build a colossal 1,443 km pipeline between Uganda and Tanzania through which crude oil is to be transported. The pipeline would lead to the port of Tanga, Tanzania, for subsequent export to various parts of the world. Despite […]

Elevated concerns amid evolving child labor regulations in the USA

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Since 1938, child labor laws in the U.S. have delicately balanced economic advancement with protecting young workers. Despite abolishing slavery long ago, recent developments in certain states are rolling back child labor regulations due to economic pressures and industry demands. Nevertheless, concerns about workplace safety remain, as evidenced by reported fatalities among young workers engaged […]

Unraveling Norway’s Barnevernet: Examining children’s best interests

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The Norwegian Child Protection Services, commonly known as Barnevernet, has been embroiled in controversy for over a decade due to its practice of removing children from their parents. This common practice, subjected to strong criticism by the international community, is not limited to any particular group since it often involves even the most vulnerable members […]

Afghan girls’ rights erased: the Taliban takeover aftermath

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Afghanistan is a country that boasts a rich culture and magnificent landscapes but that also is the land of people who have endured immense hardship. The Taliban’s return to power in 2021 has brought Afghanistan to the centre of human rights concerns. Economic crisis, poverty, famine, and children’s imperilled livelihoods form part of the takeover […]

The importance of digital literacy and empowerment of children on the African continent

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Children’s rights in the digital environment go beyond protective rights – rights which protect children from being exploited – to include rights to education, the right to participate and the right to health among many other proactive entitlements. Despite global progress towards the protection of children’s rights in the digital space, the interaction between children […]

Nightmarish children’s situations in Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp

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The Za’atari refugee camp is the largest refugee center in the Middle East and one of the largest in the world (DW, 2022). According to United Nations statistics, more than half of the 81,000 refugees living in the Za’atari camp are minors (Aljazeera, 2016). Children within the camp are subjected to violations of their fundamental rights and […]