Commenting on proposals for the forthcoming Equality Bill announced in today's Queen's Speech (3 December 2008), Carolyne Willow, national co-ordinator of the Children's Rights Alliance for England (CRAE), says:
The House of Lords has refused the Government permission to appeal against the Court of Appeal's judgment in July 2008 which quashed new rules introduced by the Government allowing the restraint of children in secure training centres for the purpose of ensuring good order and discipline.
After decades of campaigning by children's rights advocates, the law was finally changed yesterday (11 November) to place a duty on all maintained schools in England and Wales to consider the views of children and young people.
A highly critical report published today (Friday, 3 October) by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has slammed the UK Government as failing to meet international standards on the treatment of children. In a number of vital areas - from juvenile justice to the rights of disabled children, from the protection of young asylum seekers to the right of children to privacy - the Government is failing to meet its obligations under international law.
UK Government tells UN Committee that it will remove UK’s reservations to Convention on the Rights of the Child and ratify the Optional Protocol on child prostitution by the end of the year
Tom Jeffery, the senior official who is leading the UK Government’s delegation to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, announced to the Committee in Geneva this morning that he would be writing to the UN Secretary-General to confirm the UK Government’s removal of its two remaining reservations to the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Mr Jeffery also announced for the first time that the Government plans to ratify the Convention’s Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography by the end of the year.< Previous 1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526 Next >