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May 2019


UN: List all warring parties responsible for violations against children

CRIN has signed an open later with 21 organisations calling on UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to publish a complete and accurate list of perpetrators of violations against children in his upcoming annual report to the Security Council on children and armed conflict.

Read the open letter

Everyday toxics exhibition and discussion in Geneva

This week CRIN hosted a temporary art exhibition and discussion in Geneva on toxic exposure in our everyday lives and what is being done to raise awareness of these issues. The event was hosted at the Bocal Local, an eco-responsible grocery shop in Geneva, while the meetings of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions took place in the city.

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Artivism: CRIN at the Venice Biennale

CRIN will be participating in this year’s Venice Biennale as part of the ARTIVISM exhibition, in collaboration with the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation. The event will explore creative responses to large-scale identity-based violence and mass atrocities.

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April 2019

Russia's 'gay propaganda' laws and the complaints against it

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

Read the case study

Students have a right to protest, schools must respect it

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.

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March 2019

Beta testing Utopia - CRIN's week at Tate Modern

Earlier this month we joined forces with the Digital Maker Collective as part of the week-long event called Beta Society hosted by Tate Exchange. For our part, we organised Beta Utopia — a first attempt at drawing a picture of a better world where human rights are respected, where problems come with solutions, and where anyone can pick up a pen and contribute.

Find out what happened

What if... the Commonwealth apologised?

More than a third of the world’s children currently live in Commonwealth countries, a so-called family of nations that shares a dark legacy of colonialism, violence and discrimination. Rather than celebrate its history, we think the Commonwealth Secretariat should apologise for it. And surprise surprise, here's an apology we prepared earlier!

Read it here


January 2019

How limitation periods harm survivors of childhood sexual abuse

Most cases of sexual abuse of children are never disclosed let alone reported to the authorities. This silence is made worse when the very laws intended to hold perpetrators to account prevent survivors from seeking justice. Time limits on bringing legal action do exactly this. So how are States dealing with limitation periods in the face of systemic child sexual abuse within their own borders?

Find out here

The Philippines must not lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility

CRIN calls for the Philippines to abandon proposals to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility and instead focus on reforms that will effectively address crime.

Read our statement


December 2018

Response to Google on Project Dragonfly, China, and Human Rights

Civil society organisations including CRIN have sign an open letter calling for Google to drop Project Dragonfly and any plans to launch a censored search app in China.

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November 2018

Urge the UN to Support Resolution on Human Rights in Iran

Forty civil society organizations including CRIN have signed a letter urging UN member states to support a resolution on human rights in Iran that will be presented to the UN General Assembly on November 15, 2018.

Read the open letter


October 2018

What can you do to reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals?

Toxic chemicals are everywhere. In the food we eat, the water we drink, even the air we breathe. This list of resources will give you tips to avoid them, or at least reduce your exposure in your everyday life.

Learn what you can do


September 2018

Romania's referendum threatens children's rights

A coalition of conservative and anti-LGBT hate groups are trying to use children’s rights as an excuse to redefine the family in Romania, in a way which will inevitably run counter to children’s best interests.

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