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It Is Time for an International Children's Court

Gordon Brown | Posted 01.19.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

While no human rights treaty is more widely ratified than the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and while governments are required to report on their compliance on children's rights once every five years, little is done in practice to end the violation of children's rights. It is time for an International Children's Court.

Nigerians Doubtful Girls Held By Boko Haram Will Be Released

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2014 | World

By Tim Cocks LAGOS, Oct 19 (Reuters) - - A wave of violence hours after Nigeria's government announced a truce with Boko Haram raised doubt on Sund...

Boko Haram Mocks #BringBackOurGirls

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

In its newest propaganda video, the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram mocks an international campaign to bring back more than 200 schoolgirls whom t...

Man Arrested In Connection With Abduction Of Missing Nigerian Girls

Reuters | Posted 08.30.2014 | World

(Updates with details of arrests) MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, June 30 (Reuters) - Nigerian troops have arrested a businessman suspected of bei...

More Than 200 Nigerian Schoolgirls STILL MISSING

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | World

By Felix Onuah ABUJA, June 20 (Reuters) - Nigeria wrapped up its inquiry into the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls by militants ...

Ex-President: Some Of Nigeria's Missing Girls May Never Return

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2014 | World

ABUJA, June 13 (Reuters) - Nigeria's former president Olusegun Obasanjo told media some of the schoolgirls kidnapped by militant group Boko Haram i...

Nigerian Police Retract Apparent Ban On Protests Over Girls' Kidnapping

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2014 | World

By Camillus Eboh ABUJA, June 3 (Reuters) - Nigerian police said on Tuesday that protesters were free to march in the capital Abuja, af...

Where The Search For Nigeria's Missing Girls Went Wrong

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2014 | World

By Isaac Abrak and Joe Brock CHIBOK/ABUJA, May 29 (Reuters) - When local people warned that hundreds of Islamist militants were headin...

4 Girls Escape Boko Haram Captors

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

* School students were abducted by Islamists on April 14 * Military defends its efforts to free the girls * Authorities ...

U.S. Cannot Confirm Nigeria's Claim It Has Located Missing Girls

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

WASHINGTON, May 27 (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it does not have information that would support Nigeria's claim that it knows the w...

Eline Gordts

Even If Nigeria's Missing Girls Come Home, The Students' Troubles May Not Be Over

HuffingtonPost.com | Eline Gordts | Posted 05.23.2014 | World

On April 14, Boko Haram militants kidnapped more than 300 Nigerian girls from a secondary school in the northern Borno state and drove them into the r...

80 U.S. Forces To Join Search For Nigeria's Missing Girls: White House

Posted 05.22.2014 | World

WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) - The United States has deployed about 80 military personnel to Chad as part of its effort to help find and return more...

Hunt For Missing Nigerian Girls 'Unlikely To Have Happy Ending'

Reuters | Posted 07.15.2014 | World

By Matthew Mpoke Bigg and Joe Brock ABUJA, May 15 (Reuters) - Nigeria's hunt for more than 200 abducted schoolgirls is not all that it...

Nigeria Rejects Swap Of Boko Haram Prisoners For Missing Girls: UK Minister

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

* Britain offers more help in hunt for girls * At least four soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush * France security summ...

Nigeria Opens Door For Talks With Kidnappers

AP | BASHIR ADIGUN and HARUNA UMAR | Posted 07.13.2014 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — U.S. reconnaissance aircraft flew over Nigeria in search of the nearly 300 kidnapped schoolgirls Tuesday, a day after the Boko...

Nigeria Refused Help To Search For Kidnapped Girls

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.10.2014 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The president of Nigeria for weeks refused international help to search for more than 300 girls abducted from a school by Isla...

UN Security Council Threatens Action Over Kidnapping Of Nigerian Girls

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS, May 9 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Friday expressed outrage at the abduction of hundreds of Nigerian school girls in two...

Nigerian Authorities Had Knowledge About Impending Kidnapping: Report

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 05.09.2014 | World

Nigerian authorities received advance warnings about an impending Boko Haram raid on a boarding school in the north of the country but failed to act, ...

Nigeria Identifies 53 Girls Who Escaped Mass Kidnapping

AP | HARUNA UMAR | Posted 07.09.2014 | World

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) -- The government of a Nigerian state identified 53 girls who escaped a mass kidnapping by Islamic militants, potentially subject...

U.S. To Send Fewer Than 10 Troops To Nigeria To Help Find Missing Girls

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — A handful of U.S. troops will arrive in Nigeria in the next few days to help find nearly 300 girls kidnapped by the Islamist extre...

Boko Haram Leader Vows To Sell Missing Schoolgirls

Posted 05.05.2014 | World

The leader of Boko Haram vowed to sell hundreds of schoolgirls that were kidnapped in the north of the country two weeks ago, Agence France Press repo...