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Hi all,

Here are some useful child rights links, from our good friend in Health Rights at the IS.  Thanks Jim!

Newsletters. This World Vision newsletter has a number of items on children that you might find of interest. http://links.worldvision.co.uk/servlet/MailView?ms=MzQ3NDA0NzAS1&r=NDAyMjcxMzg3NAS2&j=NzAxNzY0MzgS1&mt=1&rt=0

Security. Children will be included among those required to be scanned under new security rules in the UK. See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8593404.stm

Update on CRC proposed. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the European Paediatric Association have developed a joint resolution advocating for an update of the 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. (Pediatric collaboration to boostchild rights, AAP News Vol. 31 No. 4 April 2010, p. 34  http://aapnews.aappublications.org/cgi/content/long/31/4/34-a(subscribers only)) [we do not have details of this item]. Children's rights and child health – a curriculum is available at the AAP website:http://www.aap.org/commpeds/resources/childrensrights.htm.

Children and photography. Rules in Scotland about the right to photograph children vary from region to region but can be very restrictive. See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8587776.stm

Haiti. NGOs stress the importance of ensuring children, young people and their families are at the centre of all rebuilding efforts.  http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/183909.php

USA prisons: sexual abuse of juveniles and adults in detention. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/23690

UNFPA. Applying a human rights based approach to work with adolescents and young people: http://www.unfpa.org/webdav/site/global/shared/documents/publications/2010/hrba/ic_3_.pdf

All the best,

Helle

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