Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world. Nevertheless some major law reforms, the implementation of children's rights still is a difficult one. One issue is the complex donor-recipient relationship with international NGOs. Five observations.
Many children have to deal with their parents’ divorce. Instead of intervening after the divorce to minimise the resulting problems, the government could also apply itself to prevent divorces in the first place which would serve the child’s best interests.
International surrogacy brings forth tensions between various interests, including those of the children. But what is the role of children in proceedings which touch upon their interests? Who can represent them?
This month the third Children’s Rights Monitor has been published. The analysis shows that the best interests of the child are not always taken into account as a primary consideration in decisions taken by the Dutch government that affect children.