Category: Child Rights

  • INTERNATIONAL CHILD CUSTODY AND ABDUCTION LAWS

    INTERNATIONAL CHILD CUSTODY AND ABDUCTION LAWS

    In today’s changing world with the ease in communication and travel, international marriages and relationships have become a very common phenomenon and a frequent feature of our daily lives and interactions. The number of international marriages is at the highest it has ever been and it only ...
  • LAWS REGULATING INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION OF CHILDREN

    LAWS REGULATING INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION OF CHILDREN

    One of the most critical aspects of adoption is intercountry adoption. This occurs where a child living in one country is adopted by parents in another country. Basically, intercountry adoption (also referred to as international adoption or transnational adoption) is a type of adoption in which ...
  • THE LAWS REGULATING CUSTODY OF CHILDREN

    THE LAWS REGULATING CUSTODY OF CHILDREN

    The concept of custody of children is important for divorcing or separating parents. Legally speaking, custody is the right given to a parent by a court of competent jurisdiction to make important decisions for a child’s life. These decisions concern in general (but not restricted to): ...
  • AN ANALYSIS OF LAWS REGULATING ADOPTION OF CHILDREN

    AN ANALYSIS OF LAWS REGULATING ADOPTION OF CHILDREN

    The safety and protection of children is paramount in every decent society which makes most societies to establish and put in place legal and social structures that would protect them. One of the ways by which children can be protected, is by providing a safety net for them through the medium ...
  • INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS ON CHILDREN RESIDING WITH PARENTS IN PRISON

    INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS ON CHILDREN RESIDING WITH PARENTS IN PRISON

    Over the last decade, efforts have been intensified at the international level to create policies specifically geared towards addressing the situation of the young children of incarcerated parents. Some of these measures seek to ameliorate the treatment of pregnant women, nursing mothers, and ...
  • THE IMPACT OF THE INTERNET ON ADOLESCENTS AND TEENAGERS

    THE IMPACT OF THE INTERNET ON ADOLESCENTS AND TEENAGERS

    The Internet today has become an inseparable part of our lives irrespective of our age, profession or field. The internet is a part of today’s culture that many adolescents and teenagers cannot even imagine what the world was like before the internet existed. Most of us make use of the internet ...
  • UNDERSTANDING THE EXTENT OF CHILD ABUSE UNDER THE LAW

    UNDERSTANDING THE EXTENT OF CHILD ABUSE UNDER THE LAW

    Abuse in any form is abhorable and much more so when the victim is a child. Children are seen to be the weakest link in the human ladder and therefore are meant to be protected against all odds and defended against any form of hurt or danger. Even though children all over the world are […]
  • EDUCATING THE GIRL CHILD: RIGHT OR PRIVILEGE

    EDUCATING THE GIRL CHILD: RIGHT OR PRIVILEGE

    In Africa today, there is a constant hype about the benefits of educating our children particularly our female children. This notwithstanding, the tendency to deny female children education over their male counterparts in Africa is still a common occurrence. There’s a popular saying that when ...
  • BELGIUM AND THE RIGHT OF CHILDREN TO TERMINATE THEIR OWN LIVES

    BELGIUM AND THE RIGHT OF CHILDREN TO TERMINATE THEIR OWN LIVES

    In Belgium, voluntary euthanasia for adults has been allowed since 2002. It is already one of the world’s most liberal countries when it comes to euthanasia, making it available to adults who are not terminally ill. A controversial bill that would extend the right to request euthanasia to ...
  • CHILDREN IN COURT AND THE AGE AND CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY

    CHILDREN IN COURT AND THE AGE AND CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY

    The law recognises that the capacity of a child or young person to understand and be held responsible for his or her actions develops over time. This is reflected by different ages set for different levels of criminal responsibility. It is generally agreed and understood that a child under the ...