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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...
28 Nov 2018
Deputies voted unanimously to adopt amendments to the Penal Code that criminalize all forms of domestic violence in Bulgaria. Despite the rejection of the Istanbul Convention, the government has focused on more than a dozen rules to combat domestic...
08 Jun 2018
The Children's Advocacy and Support Center of the "Animus Association" Foundation provides services to children who are victims of violence and their families. The centre now has a Blue Room for questioning and hearing of children since May 2018....
04 Jul 2017
A Russia Today article cites a recent report featured in the Daily Mail, which spotlights the mass enslavement of children and youth throughout England.  The report identifies 1,200 youth in the country being victimized by coerced labor, along with...
28 Jun 2017
The occurrence of extremist attacks throughout the world has unfortunately made room for generalizations and stereotyping, which is exemplified in bullying, especially among children and youth. The Evening Standard indicates that a rising number of...
06 Jun 2017
The Guardian recently announced that a top charity in the United Kingdom is encouraging parental figures to better safeguard their children on the internet, as statistical evidence recently demonstrated an increase in youth exposure to online...
24 Jan 2017
GENEVA (24 January 2017) - The Committee on the Rights of the Child today concluded its consideration of the combined second and third report of Serbia on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Introducing the report,...
27 Jun 2016
The Guardian reports on the backlash against The Economist triggered by their article deeming certain forms of female genital mutilation acceptable. In a recent article The Economist claims that efforts to eradicate FGM have been unsuccessful and...
14 Apr 2016
Novinte details a US State Department report that lists a litany of human rights abuses in Bulgaria, placing Roma discrimination at the top of the list that includes violence against children and child labour. The report also details accounts of...
19 Mar 2015
'Aliran' reports that the Secretary General of the OMCT, Gerald Staberock, addressed the World Congress on Juvenile Justice setting out the challenges that States and civil society face when trying to protect children from torture and ill-treatment...

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