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17 Oct 2019
The first child rights 101 for politicians and organisers of political campaigns was released! The new publication of the Hintalovon Child Rights Foundation draws attention to the forms of child participation in political campaigns and events that...
17 Oct 2019
The new political guidelines by the Hintalovon Child Rights Foundation offers guidance and personal assistance to politicians. The use of children in political campaigns can be prevented. Any party or politician who campaigns with children is in...
11 Oct 2019
Share New guidance has been issued by the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, which focuses on how to respect children’s rights in returns policies and practices through a legal framework. The...
10 Oct 2019
In the last two weeks, the Members of the European Parliament had the occasion to grill the new team of Commissioners-designate in a series of hearings aimed at evaluating whether they are fit for the job. Albeit the confusing and sometimes...
09 Oct 2019
On 8 October 2019, the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, a document of unprecedented reach, was presented at the UN General Assembly by the independent expert, Manfred Nowak. Terre des hommes (Tdh) actively contributed by collecting...
09 Oct 2019
As a first country in the UK Scotland has made it a crime for parents to smack their children. The new regulation will grant the children the same protection from assault as adults. Smacking in England is illegal, excluding cases where it is used as...
08 Oct 2019
Between 1.3 and 1.5 million children are deprived of liberty worldwide, according to a new UN report. For this study, the children's aid organisation Terre des hommes collected testimonies from 274 children and adolescents. The majority of them have...
08 Oct 2019
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has prepared a submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on children’s right to a healthy environment, in advance of its 2020 annual meeting on this topic. The impact of environmental...
03 Oct 2019
The Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, together with the Initiative for Children in Migration and Destination Unknown, have produced a new briefing on the best practices on ensuring children’s best interests are the...
13 Jul 2019
The National Network for Children announced that the Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (MLSP) has announced the passage of significant changes in child protection legislation. The Ministry notes that these changes do not introduce new...

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