Children's and Young Persons’ Rights

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Participatory implementation of D.H. case promotes inclusion of Roma children in Czech schools

The applicants were Czech children of Roma descent, between nine and 15 years old, who had been placed in "special schools" for children with mental disabilities between 1996 and 1999. Their situation was not unique. In 1999, the probability of a Roma child of being assigned to a “special school” was more than 27 times higher than for a non-Roma child.

Eighteen national and international non-governmental organizations, including ESCR- Net Members, Amnesty International, ...

Amnesty International, ahead of the pre-sessional meeting on Egypt during the 51st session of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), submitted an update of recent...

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The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) published a briefing paper on the barriers adolescents face in realizing their sexual and reproductive health...

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Data collection on children living with HIV must respect the right to privacy

On February 23, 2015, President Kenyatta issued a national directive, copied to several national government entities, ordering all County Commissioners to collect data and prepare a report on all school-going children living with HIV and AIDS, as well as guardians and expectant and breastfeeding mothers living with HIV and AIDS.

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In 2012, seeking to standardize education nationwide, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) began the three-year rollout of a new curriculum which entailed staggered introduction of new textbooks. Despite the successful rollout in other provinces, in Limpopo the Provincial Government was unable to deliver textbooks to all learners by the start of the 2012 school year.

This guide provides children and NGOs with advice on how to get assistance from a legal professional, and includes information on how to get legal...

Whether children come into contact with the law as victims, witnesses, offenders or complainants, it is equally important that they are met with a system that understands and respects both their rights and their unique vulnerability. ...

There are numerous regional human rights bodies around the world, and this guide attempts to introduce the main ones for children’s rights detailed below. This guide...

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