Children’s rights legal digest – June 2020

This issue examines the right to be protected from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment following a recent decision by the High Court which found the government’s ‘no recourse to public funds’ policy to be unlawful. We also look at the importance of intermediaries in supporting young people during criminal proceedings and ensuring … Read more

Children’s rights legal digest – April 2020

Focusing on the added vulnerability created by the COVID-19 pandemic for some groups of children and young people, we look at how the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Equality Act 2010 have been recently used to successfully challenge national level guidance. We also share a recent Court of Appeal judgment which found that children in foster … Read more

Children’s rights legal digest – March 2020

We dedicate this issue to the importance of international law in protecting human rights in the UK, looking at how ‘incorporation’ of international treaties makes them directly applicable here at home. We reference two examples of alleged breaches of human rights and how domestic and international mechanisms can be used to draw attention to suspected human … Read more

Help improve human rights education

Ten years ago, the Council of Europe launched Compasito, the manual on human rights education for children. Now it is being updated and an online survey gives everyone the chance to propose changes and improvements. The survey is flexible – you can share a few minutes’ feedback or offer detailed advice. The deadline is 30 … Read more