Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Reflections on the Current State of Children’s Rights in Situations of Armed Conflict, Forced Displacement and Migration

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To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (herein the CRC), it is important to reflect on some of the most critical issues children face in today’s world: armed conflict, forced displacement and child migration. In recent memory is the image of Aylan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy who […]

October 2, International Day: The Power of Nonviolence!

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“Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time”. (Martin Luther King Jr., December 10, 1964) This quote from Nobel Peace prize’s acceptance speech shows Martin Luther King’s commitment to nonviolence. His standpoint is related to Gandhi’s ideas and principles upon which he achieved social change for advancing civil rights […]

Child Immigration Detention: Part 1

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The immeasurable detriment of child immigration detention continues to mount in prevalence. This article explores where and how the detention of children is taking place, in flagrant violation of international law and standards and in heartbreaking degradation to the wellbeing and safety of the innumerous minors it concerns. A brief international media spotlight has passed […]

Searching for answers: The immense human rights work still to be done in face of enforced disappearance

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People look for their families for their whole lives. They themselves go missing in the search. This horrific violation happens alongside abuses of torture, coerced confessions, sexual assault and murder; and exacts untold torment upon its victims and survivors. What is Enforced Disappearance? “Enforced disappearance is the abduction of a person with the acquiescence of […]