Friday 1 February 2008
FORMER CHILD SOLDIERS HIDDEN AND IGNORED IN IRELAND

Tuesday 29 January 2008
UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL: 00.01hrs Wednesday 30 January 2008

CHILDREN’S RIGHTS – OVER THIRTY YEARS AND STILL WAITING

January 2008

In this issue..

  • 31 January

Contents: 31 January - Key Date for Children’s Referendum; Children’s Rights are Parents Rights; Young Offenders & Thornton Hall; Children & Armed Conflict; Budget 2008; Separated Children & the Immigration Bill; Podcast Series - Father Peter McVerry; Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Recommends Amendment.

Event report - Conference for parents held on 1 December 2007

Overview of Children's Rights Alliance's Strategic Plan - 2007 to 2011

The podcast is a fitting tribute to the 15th anniversary of Ireland’s ratification of the Convention. Alliance founder members, Dr Nóirín Hayes and Margaret Burns, look back at the events of 1992 and to the lack of attention given to the Convention, particularly in the media, in comparison to today’s Ireland. UNICEF’s Melanie Verwoerd also offers a global perspective.

General Comment No. 8 (2006) by the UN COmmittee on the Rights of the Child on the right of the child to protection from corperal punishment and other cruel or degrading forms of punishment (arts 19; 28, para. 2; and 37, inter alia)

General Comment No. 9 by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on the rights of children with disabilities.