In focus this month:

The CRIN Code

We don't like business as usual. After a mutiny on the good ship CRIN, we are saying goodbye to five-year strategic plans, and instead, we bring you The CRIN Code.

It sets out our values, our principles and our vision for a rights-respecting world and how we intend to get there, in the hope that others will collaborate or simply take inspiration and start their own rebellion.




Respecting the right to protest

School students have led major protests in recent months against climate change negligence and stood up to the complacency of passive politicians. CRIN has written a statement supporting the student strikes, along with a template students can use to challenge the threat of punishments for protesting. 

Download the statement and letters.

Russia’s anti-LGBT law on trial

In our latest case study we examine several challenges to Russia's "gay propaganda" laws. Passed using the protection of children as an excuse to silence discussions about LGBT issues, these laws effectively deny freedom of expression and access to information on gender and sexual diversity. 

Read our new case study.

What Lies Beneath: Silence

For the first edition of our new magazine series, What Lies Beneath explores the role silence plays in human rights. It identifies the role each of us can play in confronting the issues as it tackles them in open conversation, inviting people to think critically about the norms we live by.

Download the full magazine.


And Beyond

Many more of us can play a positive role in advocating for a better world for children. We therefore want to open up discussions around children’s rights for all audiences, presenting and unfolding bold ideas on issues which—whether we know it or not—affect children and young people.

And Beyond is a creative project by CRIN, which looks at the world through stories, humour, artwork and our vision for the future.


What Lies Beneath 


So many rights violations continue unabated worldwide largely owing to factors that lie in the shadows unchallenged. And children, just like all humans, are affected by these, if not more so because they are children.

A new magazine series, What Lies Beneath is a creative project intent on openly talking about such issues, which keep us from evolving as a species. It’s a conversation where the language is accessible, the content is provocative, and readers are encouraged to think critically about the world and its norms and to start their own conversations.