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.




The Commonwealth’s legacy

Countries in the Commonwealth, where over a third of the world’s children live, have legal systems rooted in British colonial law, with many allowing for life imprisonment and corporal punishment of children. In response, here is the sort of apology the Commonwealth should issue.

Read the letter of apology and more.

The Holy See and the UN

In 2014 the UN reviewed the children’s rights record of the Holy See, giving it five years to improve. This briefing follows up where the Holy See has not, detailing its failure to implement the UN’s recommendations and even how it actively seeks to undermine certain children’s rights.

Read the full briefing.

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. With it, we encourage people to question, challenge, and think differently about the world we live in and the norms we live by.


What Lies Beneath 


  As NGOs, how often do we question whether what we’re doing is what we ought to be doing?


  Is our work needed and necessary?


  We asked ourselves this at CRIN, and we wrote a review about it.