The Council for the Administration of Criminal Justice and Protection of Juveniles conducted a study on the minimum age of criminal responsibility. As a result the Council recommended raising the minimum age to at least 14 years and improving youth care.
In the growing field of Assisted Reproductive Technology, the next step might be an Artificial Womb. This would bring with it many questions with regards to the child’s right to identity; which, after all, are not so unfamiliar to the field.
Increasing numbers of displaced Syrians are becoming illegal in Lebanon. The blog will describe the negative consequences of the lack of legal status on children’s rights in practice, that have been observed through the author’s experiences on the ground.
In honour of the 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize winner, the Child Law Department of Leiden Law School produced a research report on children’s rights and the environment - Cleaning up the Mess- Children’s Rights and Environmental Protection.
International commercial surrogacy has been in the spotlight at the European Court of Human Rights recently. In its first judgments on this growing human rights issue, the Court leaves no confusion that the rights of the child must be put first.