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26 Dec 2010
‘Cyprus Mail’ reports that the Child Commissioner presented its annual report for 2009 which includes 170 complaints against teachers, police officers, parents and others for child rights violations. One of the most serious accusation...
26 Dec 2010
The 72nd edition of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory Newsletter reports on the 5th European Forum on the Rights of the Child, the award ceremony for “juvenile justice without borders” and the conference “Lying the...
26 Dec 2010
‘Police professional’ reports that children’s charities claimed they were called by the Home Office asking them not to make their views public on Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre’s merge with the National...
23 Dec 2010
‘Bianet’ reports that the Turkish Parliamentary Research Commission released a report on the disappearance of children. It revealed that family pressure, poverty, violence or lack of education are some of the main reasons for children...
23 Dec 2010
The ‘tdh.ch’ website reports on the two French planes carrying 318 Haitian children to France. The article points out that no ruling was issued for most of these children, so they cannot be adopted legally. Also, their family situation...
23 Dec 2010
The Terre des hommes International Federation reports on the second session of the Working Group on an Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The purpose was to advance in the drafting of a third Optional Protocol to the...
22 Dec 2010
‘Today’s Zaman’ reports that the recent referendum has established a Children’s Rights Bureau to help children of Istanbul. The Bureau will be able to manage individual complaints about abuse, right to education, and other...
22 Dec 2010
‘Sofia Echo’ reports that the EC has launched its anti-human trafficking website on December 21, 2010. The website will promote national information pages with factual information on legislation, action plans, coordination, assistance...
22 Dec 2010
‘The Malta Independent Online’ reports that Maltese MEP Dr. Busuttil – in his speech during a conference – emphasised the importance of safeguarding unaccompanied minors and reiterated the need for EU countries to implement...
22 Dec 2010
‘Defence for Children’ reports that they published eight national reports in which they detail the qualifications and responsibilities of the guardian in the reception, return, and the determination of a durable solution for ‘...

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