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Child Marriage in India: Loopholes in the Law

By sheer numbers, child marriage in India dwarfs the rest of the world; India has the highest number of child brides of any country.  Although the rate of child marriage is decreasing for children under the age of 15, the rate of marriage for girls aged 15-18 has increased from 26.7% in 1998-99 to 29.2% in 2005-06.   838 more words

International Human Rights Law

There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they can grow up in peace.” ~ Kofi Annan

Verdict in: U.S. falling short on human rights

Far from being the global champion of human rights that it fancies itself as, the United States is in fact a flagrant violator of international human rights standards as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and other landmark human rights treaties – some of which the U.S. 950 more words

Human Rights At Home

Amid declining human rights, U.S. faces tough review at UN

The United States is scheduled to undergo its second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on May 11, with UN member countries raising past U.S. 791 more words

Human Rights At Home

Imagining a better world for children

It’s an overcast Sunday afternoon and I am on the shores of Lake Tanganyika with a group of children, some local musicians and a camera crew. 606 more words

Insider

UN slams U.S. on torture, indefinite detention, youth imprisonment and solitary

The United States came under sharp criticism this week from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture, Juan E. Mendez, who raised a number of objections regarding U.S. 712 more words

Human Rights At Home

U.S. standing alone against children, will not ratify convention on the rights of the child

By David Swanson, March 6, 2015
Posted on Let’s Try Democracy

Lawrence Wittner points out that the United States will soon be the only nation on earth that has not ratified the… 335 more words