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Over the past three years, children have increasingly used their voice to protest against their governments’ inaction. PETER FOLEY | EPA-EFE

Climate crisis: how states may be held responsible for impact on children

The long-awaited ruling by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is as groundbreaking as it is disappointing. Where to next for young climate activists?
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Why Facebook and other social media companies need to be reined in

What can and should be done in light of response to the Facebook Files? The issues are undoubtedly complex, but solutions need to centre on children’s rights and prioritize what young people need.
The law is already established on under-16s being deemed competent enough to make decisions about vaccinations for themselves. KALA.LAURA / Alamy Stock Photo

COVID vaccines for under-16s: why competent children in the UK can legally decide for themselves

The law can give under-16s the right to consent to medical treatment, even without their parents’ approval.
One parent of a child with physical disabilities said their child preferred online learning because ‘his physical disabilities aren’t a barrier to inclusion … ’ (Shutterstock)

Bullying, racism and being ‘different’: Why some families are opting for remote learning regardless of COVID-19

Traditional learning formats often fail marginalized students. We should be skeptical of a ‘one-size-fits-all’ or even ‘one-size-fits-most’ model.
South Africa has to balance a number of factors when considering how to handle schools during the pandemic. MICHELE SPATARI/AFP via Getty Images

Case law suggests South Africa must do more about disrupted schooling

The country’s Constitution, as well as several court rulings, offer clear guidelines for how children’s best interests should be managed and prioritised.
A seven-year-old boy waits at the bus stop in Dallas, Ga., for the first day of school on Aug. 3, 2020. Canadian schools are reopening in September, but is anyone really thinking about the well-being of the children? (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

As schools prepare to reopen during COVID-19, are the kids alright?

Any decision that places a child’s physical and mental health at risk shouldn’t be taken lightly, so policy-makers and parents alike should listen to those most affected — the children themselves.
Under international human rights law, scaling back the quality of the education provided to children and youth ought to be avoided. (Shutterstock)

COVID-19: Provinces must respect children’s rights to education whether or not schools reopen in September

If returning to in-person instruction is truly impossible for public health reasons, policy makers must make large financial expenditures on quality and accessible distance education.

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