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04 Apr 2008
The ‘Daily Mail’ reports the confession of a seventy-year old women who sold her twelve children between 1961 and 1979. She was living in poverty in the southern Italian city of Naples and the father was already married with a family....
04 Apr 2008
A very short article on the website of OSCE announces the launching of a new project which aims to include Roma children in the national education system. The OSCE Mission to Skopje supports the initiator of the project, a local Roma non-...
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...

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