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Un Convention on the Rights of the Child

Elizabeth Bartholet and Her Personal Civil Right in Adoption

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Frank Ligtvoet

I don't think we are able to abolish international adoption at this moment completely, but we have to be honest about the goals of social interventions in other countries.

On Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, Remember Schools

Juliet Sorensen | Posted 04.28.2016 | Education
Juliet Sorensen

This celebration of potential and opportunity is premised on the assumption that school is the humdrum default, to be taken for granted on a weekday in April. It ignores the reality that much of the world needs a Take Our Daughters and Sons to School Day.

U.S. May Soon Stand Alone for Failing to Ratify U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child

Bruce Lesley | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

Twenty-five years after ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Somalia and the South Sudan are taking steps to join 193 other countries around the world that have ratified the treaty.

Young People, Media and Health: Risks and Rights

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.22.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The agonizing book chapter title "Stealing Children's Innocence in Egypt: Media Literacy, Human Rights and Roads of Violence" hit the nail on the head...

Internet Governance Forum in Azerbaijan to Discuss Global Policy

Larry Magid | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Larry Magid

The IGF is a United Nations forum to discuss a wide variety of issues regarding Internet governance. Unlike many U.N. forums, IGF is attended not just by government officials but also by corporations, non-profit groups and scholars interested in how to handle content management on the global Internet.

Mary Robinson and The Elders Make Child Marriage Prevention a Top Priority

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.14.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Working to bring together non-governmental agencies from around the world, Girls Not Brides is confronting a practice that prohibits 10 million girls -- annually -- of the right to an education, health, and security.

Blocking a UN Threat to the Family

Ken Blackwell | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Ken Blackwell

If it should ever be ratified, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child would stand above our Constitution, and above our laws and Supreme Court rulings. Do we really want Muammar Gaddafi deciding what Human Rights are?

Sri Lanka's Defining Moment?

Sandeep Gopalan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sandeep Gopalan

There are allegations that the media in Sri Lanka has been intimidated through killings, torture, disappearances and detentions. Accurate reporting is the casualty.

How HR 4247 Could Affect Your Child

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Two cases reported by the GAO are revealing. In one case a Florida teacher's aide gagged and duct-taped children as young as 6 for misbehaving.

Where Do We Stand on the Rights of Children?

Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Victoria Fine

The United States is the only country other than Somalia that has not ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. To understand why, we sat down with longtime humanitarian, Eduardo Garcia.

Obama Talks About the Rights of Children

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Of the 193 countries who have signed the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, only two countries in the world, the United States and Somalia, have refused to ratify it.

Seized at 15, Omar Khadr turns 22 in Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andy Worthington

Today, Omar Khadr, the sole Canadian citizen in Guantánamo, marks his 22nd birthday in isolation. Seized in Afghanistan when he was just 15 years old...

"Screwed up" and "abused": Omar Khadr's Canadian interrogations at Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

In 2003, when he was 16, Omar was visited by representatives of Special Investigations. The video shows Omar displaying his wounds, weeping uncontrollably and pulling at his hair in despair.