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04 Apr 2008
A joint project between the OSCE and the Academy of Judges has been launched in Ukraine, reports the OSCE Press Release. The five days training course will help the Ukrainian judiciary to handle human trafficking cases, prosecute the traffickers...
03 Apr 2008
The British government is establishing a single vetting authority to maintain a constantly updated list of people who are not allowed to work with children or vulnerable adults, incorporating all existing barring lists. This will cover basically 11...
30 Mar 2008
The European Commissioner for Human rights gives his viewpoint about how to improve Roma Rights. His propositions to end up with the vicious cycle of Roma exclusion are quality education and school at earliest stage. The preschools are important to...
30 Mar 2008
The draft European Parliament annual report on human rights was adopted by the Foreign Affairs Committee. It also covers children’s rights and the special problem of children in armed conflicts.
28 Mar 2008
According to the ‘TES’ article the number of young British Asians coerced into marrying abroad could be as high as 3,000 a year – 10 times the official estimates. In Wales an Assembly committee investigating the trafficking of...
28 Mar 2008
The Centre for Applied Human Rights and the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York is organizing a conference on children’s rights and participation on 1 July 2008 in York, UK. The conference will explore the following...
27 Mar 2008
The Family Code of Bulgaria has been changed, reports ‘Sofia Echo’. The adoption system will be easier: the consent of the biological parents is no more required if the child is in a state institution for more than 6 months and the...
27 Mar 2008
‘The Moscow Times’ denounces the anti-Americanism way of reporting adoptions issues in Russian medias. Only one of every 15’000 adoptions of Russian children by American parents ends up with a known tragedy like the death of the...
21 Mar 2008
A short article in the ‘East Lothian Courier’ shows a good example of an awareness-rising campaign for Child Rights made by children themselves. Pupils from Musselburgh Grammar School presented the first local photographic exhibition to...
21 Mar 2008
‘AFP’ depicts the urgent problem faced by Bulgaria with some 8’000 abandoned children. Bulgaria is desperately trying to modernize its old orphanage system dating from the former regime. The article mentions recent revelations...

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