June 2009 (4)
Jun 18 2009 6:39PM
AIUK Children's HR Network Committee

As several members of the CHRN Committee find difficulty getting to meetings, especially those some distance from London, I thought it would be helpful if we used the blog system to input ideas and make comments. It allows other...

Jun 18 2009 4:35PM
UN Concern over the Haiti 'Restavek' System

The UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, Gulnara Shahinian, expressed deep concern last week over the highly exploitative nature of the 'restavek' system in Haiti, which she considered to be a modern form of slavery...

Jun 18 2009 2:06PM
UN Proposed Guidelines on Alternative Care for Children

In 2004 the UN CRC Committee asked for Guidelies on state alternative care for children without parental care. These have been under drafting for a long time and have now been completed – 172 paragraphs stressing the state's...