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You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: Joint Committee Call to End Harmful Practices Against Women and Children http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404198_text Children's rights; United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), 1979; Human rights; United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989; Women's rights - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404198_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: HIV-Infected Individuals Cannot Adopt Children http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404188_text Adoption and foster care; Children's rights; Health; HIV/AIDS - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404188_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Senate Committees Approve Draft Legislation to Protect Children http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404144_text Children's rights; Crimes against children; Sex offenses; Telecommunications - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404144_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Prospective Legislation on the Election and Change of Names http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404147_text Children's rights - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404147_text Global Legal Monitor: Afghanistan: Steps Toward Ending Use of Children in the Military http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404089_text Armed forces and national security; Child welfare; Children's rights - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404089_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Sindh Provincial Assembly Passes Child Marriage Restraint Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403994_text Children's rights; Marriage and family status - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403994_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Plan to Revise Law on Child Protection http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403992_text Child abuse; Children's rights; Crimes against children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 22 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403992_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: Treaty Will Allow Children to File Rights Complaints http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403935_text Children's rights; Treaties and International Agreements/Human Rights - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403935_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: New Resolution Bans Advertising to Children Under Age 12 http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403936_text Children's rights; Communications; Marketing and advertising - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403936_text Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: Euthanasia Option May Be Extended to Children http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403792_text Children's rights; Euthanasia; Terminal care - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403792_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Supreme Court Gives Out-of-Wedlock Children Equal Inheritance Rights http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403708_text Children; Families; Discrimination - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403708_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Tax Incentives and Other Measures to Tackle Youth Unemployment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403693_text Children; Labor; Taxation - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013],... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403693_text Global Legal Monitor: Somalia: Action Plan to Eliminate Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403230_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403230_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Pedophile Organization Banned http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403222_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403222_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Plan to Cut Childcare Benefits Considered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403013_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 05 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403013_text Global Legal Monitor: Argentina: Bill Penalizes "Grooming" of Minors on the Internet http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402980_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402980_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Registration of a Second Official Address for a Child http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402950_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402950_text Global Legal Monitor: Tanzania: Law on Child Rights Enacted in Zanzibar http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402791_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 01 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402791_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Regulations Eased on Childcare Center Locations http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402608_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 06 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402608_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: Protection of Children from Harmful Information http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402457_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 04 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402457_text Global Legal Monitor: Somalia: Prime Minister Plans to End Child Soldiering http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402364_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402364_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Court Orders Review of Policy on Child Detention http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402349_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 04 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402349_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: 2010 Child Allowance Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401945_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401945_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Child Justice Act Takes Effect http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401924_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 14 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401924_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Identity Protection for Minors http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401919_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to being photographed than those previously in place. Prior... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 13 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401919_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Several Nigerian States Urged to Adopt Federal Child Protection Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401712_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to being photographed than those previously in place. Prior It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 04 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401712_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: Child Rights Still a World-Wide Challenge http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401692_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to being photographed than those previously in place. Prior It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 20 years ago and has been ratified by 193 countries, the highest number of any human rights treaty. According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, however, even... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401692_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Amendment Closes Loophole on the Underage Patronizing Video Arcades During Prohibited Hours http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401370_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to being photographed than those previously in place. Prior It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 20 years ago and has been ratified by 193 countries, the highest number of any human rights treaty. According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, however, even On June 10, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Statute for Management of Video Arcade Operations was published in THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. It comes only six months after a major amendment was... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 19 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401370_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Day to Fight Abuse of Minors Established http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401317_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to being photographed than those previously in place. Prior It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 20 years ago and has been ratified by 193 countries, the highest number of any human rights treaty. According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, however, even On June 10, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Statute for Management of Video Arcade Operations was published in THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. It comes only six months after a major amendment was The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 03 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401317_text Global Legal Monitor: Sudan: Regional Law on Children's Rights Issued http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401214_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to being photographed than those previously in place. Prior It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 20 years ago and has been ratified by 193 countries, the highest number of any human rights treaty. According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, however, even On June 10, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Statute for Management of Video Arcade Operations was published in THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. It comes only six months after a major amendment was The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law On April 9, 2009, it was reported that the President of the Government of Southern Sudan (an autonomous region within Sudan), Salva Kiir, officially launched the first law in that region to recognize children's rights. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 14 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401214_text Global Legal Monitor: Burkina Faso: U.N. Program to Fight Child Marriage http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401188_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to being photographed than those previously in place. Prior It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 20 years ago and has been ratified by 193 countries, the highest number of any human rights treaty. According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, however, even On June 10, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Statute for Management of Video Arcade Operations was published in THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. It comes only six months after a major amendment was The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law On April 9, 2009, it was reported that the President of the Government of Southern Sudan (an autonomous region within Sudan), Salva Kiir, officially launched the first law in that region to recognize children's rights. The Girls must be over the age of 16 to marry legally in Burkina Faso, with an exception that may be granted by a court when there are serious grounds to permit marriage a year earlier (Part... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 06 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401188_text Global Legal Monitor: England and Wales: Report Criticizes Implementation of Child Protection Laws http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401165_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to being photographed than those previously in place. Prior It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 20 years ago and has been ratified by 193 countries, the highest number of any human rights treaty. According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, however, even On June 10, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Statute for Management of Video Arcade Operations was published in THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. It comes only six months after a major amendment was The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law On April 9, 2009, it was reported that the President of the Government of Southern Sudan (an autonomous region within Sudan), Salva Kiir, officially launched the first law in that region to recognize children's rights. The Girls must be over the age of 16 to marry legally in Burkina Faso, with an exception that may be granted by a court when there are serious grounds to permit marriage a year earlier (Part In the wake of a tragic case in England in which a toddler, known only as "baby P," was killed by his mother, her live-in boyfriend, and their lodger, despite being seen by social services and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 25 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401165_text Global Legal Monitor: Belarus: Children Banned from Travel Abroad http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540939_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to being photographed than those previously in place. Prior It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 20 years ago and has been ratified by 193 countries, the highest number of any human rights treaty. According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, however, even On June 10, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Statute for Management of Video Arcade Operations was published in THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. It comes only six months after a major amendment was The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law On April 9, 2009, it was reported that the President of the Government of Southern Sudan (an autonomous region within Sudan), Salva Kiir, officially launched the first law in that region to recognize children's rights. The Girls must be over the age of 16 to marry legally in Burkina Faso, with an exception that may be granted by a court when there are serious grounds to permit marriage a year earlier (Part In the wake of a tragic case in England in which a toddler, known only as "baby P," was killed by his mother, her live-in boyfriend, and their lodger, despite being seen by social services and On December 16, 2008, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree prohibiting organized travel of groups of Belarusian children to the United States and member countries of the European Union. Individual travel with the parents... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540939_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: Proposed Law Defines Child Pornography and Punishes Pedophilia http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540798_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to being photographed than those previously in place. Prior It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 20 years ago and has been ratified by 193 countries, the highest number of any human rights treaty. According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, however, even On June 10, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Statute for Management of Video Arcade Operations was published in THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. It comes only six months after a major amendment was The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law On April 9, 2009, it was reported that the President of the Government of Southern Sudan (an autonomous region within Sudan), Salva Kiir, officially launched the first law in that region to recognize children's rights. The Girls must be over the age of 16 to marry legally in Burkina Faso, with an exception that may be granted by a court when there are serious grounds to permit marriage a year earlier (Part In the wake of a tragic case in England in which a toddler, known only as "baby P," was killed by his mother, her live-in boyfriend, and their lodger, despite being seen by social services and On December 16, 2008, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree prohibiting organized travel of groups of Belarusian children to the United States and member countries of the European Union. Individual travel with the parents On November 11, 2008, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved a proposed law designed to improve the fight against the production, sale, and distribution of child pornography and to criminalize the acquisition and possession of such... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 25 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540798_text Global Legal Monitor: Peru: Joint Custody Determinations http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540783_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to being photographed than those previously in place. Prior It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 20 years ago and has been ratified by 193 countries, the highest number of any human rights treaty. According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, however, even On June 10, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Statute for Management of Video Arcade Operations was published in THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. It comes only six months after a major amendment was The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law On April 9, 2009, it was reported that the President of the Government of Southern Sudan (an autonomous region within Sudan), Salva Kiir, officially launched the first law in that region to recognize children's rights. The Girls must be over the age of 16 to marry legally in Burkina Faso, with an exception that may be granted by a court when there are serious grounds to permit marriage a year earlier (Part In the wake of a tragic case in England in which a toddler, known only as "baby P," was killed by his mother, her live-in boyfriend, and their lodger, despite being seen by social services and On December 16, 2008, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree prohibiting organized travel of groups of Belarusian children to the United States and member countries of the European Union. Individual travel with the parents On November 11, 2008, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved a proposed law designed to improve the fight against the production, sale, and distribution of child pornography and to criminalize the acquisition and possession of such On October 16, 2008, Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez promulgated Law No. 29269, amending articles 81 and 84 of the Code of the Child and the Adolescent to incorporate a provision dealing with joint custody. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540783_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Supreme Court Allows Minor';s Move to Germany, Subject to Conditions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540701_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to being photographed than those previously in place. Prior It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 20 years ago and has been ratified by 193 countries, the highest number of any human rights treaty. According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, however, even On June 10, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Statute for Management of Video Arcade Operations was published in THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. It comes only six months after a major amendment was The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law On April 9, 2009, it was reported that the President of the Government of Southern Sudan (an autonomous region within Sudan), Salva Kiir, officially launched the first law in that region to recognize children's rights. The Girls must be over the age of 16 to marry legally in Burkina Faso, with an exception that may be granted by a court when there are serious grounds to permit marriage a year earlier (Part In the wake of a tragic case in England in which a toddler, known only as "baby P," was killed by his mother, her live-in boyfriend, and their lodger, despite being seen by social services and On December 16, 2008, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree prohibiting organized travel of groups of Belarusian children to the United States and member countries of the European Union. Individual travel with the parents On November 11, 2008, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved a proposed law designed to improve the fight against the production, sale, and distribution of child pornography and to criminalize the acquisition and possession of such On October 16, 2008, Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez promulgated Law No. 29269, amending articles 81 and 84 of the Code of the Child and the Adolescent to incorporate a provision dealing with joint custody. The On October 2, 2008, the Supreme Court of Israel accepted an appeal on a decision of the Tel-Aviv District Court to prohibit the return of a mother to Germany accompanied by her minor child. The Court... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540701_text Global Legal Monitor: Chile; United States: Second Circuit Denies Application of Hague Convention on Child Abduction to Chilean Claimant http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540687_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to being photographed than those previously in place. Prior It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 20 years ago and has been ratified by 193 countries, the highest number of any human rights treaty. According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, however, even On June 10, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Statute for Management of Video Arcade Operations was published in THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. It comes only six months after a major amendment was The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law On April 9, 2009, it was reported that the President of the Government of Southern Sudan (an autonomous region within Sudan), Salva Kiir, officially launched the first law in that region to recognize children's rights. The Girls must be over the age of 16 to marry legally in Burkina Faso, with an exception that may be granted by a court when there are serious grounds to permit marriage a year earlier (Part In the wake of a tragic case in England in which a toddler, known only as "baby P," was killed by his mother, her live-in boyfriend, and their lodger, despite being seen by social services and On December 16, 2008, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree prohibiting organized travel of groups of Belarusian children to the United States and member countries of the European Union. Individual travel with the parents On November 11, 2008, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved a proposed law designed to improve the fight against the production, sale, and distribution of child pornography and to criminalize the acquisition and possession of such On October 16, 2008, Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez promulgated Law No. 29269, amending articles 81 and 84 of the Code of the Child and the Adolescent to incorporate a provision dealing with joint custody. The On October 2, 2008, the Supreme Court of Israel accepted an appeal on a decision of the Tel-Aviv District Court to prohibit the return of a mother to Germany accompanied by her minor child. The Court On July 18, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a final judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, dismissing for lack of jurisdiction the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 02 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540687_text Global Legal Monitor: Zambia: Ineffective Law Enforcement Weakens Child Protection Enforcement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540479_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to being photographed than those previously in place. Prior It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 20 years ago and has been ratified by 193 countries, the highest number of any human rights treaty. According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, however, even On June 10, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Statute for Management of Video Arcade Operations was published in THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. It comes only six months after a major amendment was The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law On April 9, 2009, it was reported that the President of the Government of Southern Sudan (an autonomous region within Sudan), Salva Kiir, officially launched the first law in that region to recognize children's rights. The Girls must be over the age of 16 to marry legally in Burkina Faso, with an exception that may be granted by a court when there are serious grounds to permit marriage a year earlier (Part In the wake of a tragic case in England in which a toddler, known only as "baby P," was killed by his mother, her live-in boyfriend, and their lodger, despite being seen by social services and On December 16, 2008, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree prohibiting organized travel of groups of Belarusian children to the United States and member countries of the European Union. Individual travel with the parents On November 11, 2008, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved a proposed law designed to improve the fight against the production, sale, and distribution of child pornography and to criminalize the acquisition and possession of such On October 16, 2008, Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez promulgated Law No. 29269, amending articles 81 and 84 of the Code of the Child and the Adolescent to incorporate a provision dealing with joint custody. The On October 2, 2008, the Supreme Court of Israel accepted an appeal on a decision of the Tel-Aviv District Court to prohibit the return of a mother to Germany accompanied by her minor child. The Court On July 18, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a final judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, dismissing for lack of jurisdiction the AFP reported on June 18, 2008, that Catherine Namugala, Zambia's Minister of Community Development and Social Services, has blamed the failure of child protection efforts in Zambia on "weak legislation." Namugala declared that the government intends... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540479_text Global Legal Monitor: Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; International Criminal Court: Accusations Connected with Child Soldiers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540399_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to being photographed than those previously in place. Prior It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 20 years ago and has been ratified by 193 countries, the highest number of any human rights treaty. According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, however, even On June 10, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Statute for Management of Video Arcade Operations was published in THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. It comes only six months after a major amendment was The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law On April 9, 2009, it was reported that the President of the Government of Southern Sudan (an autonomous region within Sudan), Salva Kiir, officially launched the first law in that region to recognize children's rights. The Girls must be over the age of 16 to marry legally in Burkina Faso, with an exception that may be granted by a court when there are serious grounds to permit marriage a year earlier (Part In the wake of a tragic case in England in which a toddler, known only as "baby P," was killed by his mother, her live-in boyfriend, and their lodger, despite being seen by social services and On December 16, 2008, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree prohibiting organized travel of groups of Belarusian children to the United States and member countries of the European Union. Individual travel with the parents On November 11, 2008, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved a proposed law designed to improve the fight against the production, sale, and distribution of child pornography and to criminalize the acquisition and possession of such On October 16, 2008, Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez promulgated Law No. 29269, amending articles 81 and 84 of the Code of the Child and the Adolescent to incorporate a provision dealing with joint custody. The On October 2, 2008, the Supreme Court of Israel accepted an appeal on a decision of the Tel-Aviv District Court to prohibit the return of a mother to Germany accompanied by her minor child. The Court On July 18, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a final judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, dismissing for lack of jurisdiction the AFP reported on June 18, 2008, that Catherine Namugala, Zambia's Minister of Community Development and Social Services, has blamed the failure of child protection efforts in Zambia on "weak legislation." Namugala declared that the government intends Thomas Lubanga Dyilo will be tried in June 2008 by the International Criminal Court (ICC). He is accused of recruiting child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The trial is seen by the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540399_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Assistance to Minors Who Are Victims of Sexual or Other Violent Offenses http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540400_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to being photographed than those previously in place. Prior It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 20 years ago and has been ratified by 193 countries, the highest number of any human rights treaty. According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, however, even On June 10, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Statute for Management of Video Arcade Operations was published in THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. It comes only six months after a major amendment was The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law On April 9, 2009, it was reported that the President of the Government of Southern Sudan (an autonomous region within Sudan), Salva Kiir, officially launched the first law in that region to recognize children's rights. The Girls must be over the age of 16 to marry legally in Burkina Faso, with an exception that may be granted by a court when there are serious grounds to permit marriage a year earlier (Part In the wake of a tragic case in England in which a toddler, known only as "baby P," was killed by his mother, her live-in boyfriend, and their lodger, despite being seen by social services and On December 16, 2008, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree prohibiting organized travel of groups of Belarusian children to the United States and member countries of the European Union. Individual travel with the parents On November 11, 2008, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved a proposed law designed to improve the fight against the production, sale, and distribution of child pornography and to criminalize the acquisition and possession of such On October 16, 2008, Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez promulgated Law No. 29269, amending articles 81 and 84 of the Code of the Child and the Adolescent to incorporate a provision dealing with joint custody. The On October 2, 2008, the Supreme Court of Israel accepted an appeal on a decision of the Tel-Aviv District Court to prohibit the return of a mother to Germany accompanied by her minor child. The Court On July 18, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a final judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, dismissing for lack of jurisdiction the AFP reported on June 18, 2008, that Catherine Namugala, Zambia's Minister of Community Development and Social Services, has blamed the failure of child protection efforts in Zambia on "weak legislation." Namugala declared that the government intends Thomas Lubanga Dyilo will be tried in June 2008 by the International Criminal Court (ICC). He is accused of recruiting child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The trial is seen by the On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Assistance to Minors Who Are Victims of Sexual or Other Violent Offenses Law, 5768-2008. The Law is designed to determine by legislation the rights of minors... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540400_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Child Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540402_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to being photographed than those previously in place. Prior It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 20 years ago and has been ratified by 193 countries, the highest number of any human rights treaty. According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, however, even On June 10, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Statute for Management of Video Arcade Operations was published in THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. It comes only six months after a major amendment was The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law On April 9, 2009, it was reported that the President of the Government of Southern Sudan (an autonomous region within Sudan), Salva Kiir, officially launched the first law in that region to recognize children's rights. The Girls must be over the age of 16 to marry legally in Burkina Faso, with an exception that may be granted by a court when there are serious grounds to permit marriage a year earlier (Part In the wake of a tragic case in England in which a toddler, known only as "baby P," was killed by his mother, her live-in boyfriend, and their lodger, despite being seen by social services and On December 16, 2008, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree prohibiting organized travel of groups of Belarusian children to the United States and member countries of the European Union. Individual travel with the parents On November 11, 2008, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved a proposed law designed to improve the fight against the production, sale, and distribution of child pornography and to criminalize the acquisition and possession of such On October 16, 2008, Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez promulgated Law No. 29269, amending articles 81 and 84 of the Code of the Child and the Adolescent to incorporate a provision dealing with joint custody. The On October 2, 2008, the Supreme Court of Israel accepted an appeal on a decision of the Tel-Aviv District Court to prohibit the return of a mother to Germany accompanied by her minor child. The Court On July 18, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a final judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, dismissing for lack of jurisdiction the AFP reported on June 18, 2008, that Catherine Namugala, Zambia's Minister of Community Development and Social Services, has blamed the failure of child protection efforts in Zambia on "weak legislation." Namugala declared that the government intends Thomas Lubanga Dyilo will be tried in June 2008 by the International Criminal Court (ICC). He is accused of recruiting child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The trial is seen by the On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Assistance to Minors Who Are Victims of Sexual or Other Violent Offenses Law, 5768-2008. The Law is designed to determine by legislation the rights of minors 41 of 2007, which includes provisions on "partial care of children, early childhood development, prevention and early intervention, foster care, child and youth care centers, protection of children, children in alternative care, and creates new offences... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540402_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Child and Juvenile Welfare Law Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540403_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to being photographed than those previously in place. Prior It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 20 years ago and has been ratified by 193 countries, the highest number of any human rights treaty. According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, however, even On June 10, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Statute for Management of Video Arcade Operations was published in THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. It comes only six months after a major amendment was The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law On April 9, 2009, it was reported that the President of the Government of Southern Sudan (an autonomous region within Sudan), Salva Kiir, officially launched the first law in that region to recognize children's rights. The Girls must be over the age of 16 to marry legally in Burkina Faso, with an exception that may be granted by a court when there are serious grounds to permit marriage a year earlier (Part In the wake of a tragic case in England in which a toddler, known only as "baby P," was killed by his mother, her live-in boyfriend, and their lodger, despite being seen by social services and On December 16, 2008, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree prohibiting organized travel of groups of Belarusian children to the United States and member countries of the European Union. Individual travel with the parents On November 11, 2008, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved a proposed law designed to improve the fight against the production, sale, and distribution of child pornography and to criminalize the acquisition and possession of such On October 16, 2008, Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez promulgated Law No. 29269, amending articles 81 and 84 of the Code of the Child and the Adolescent to incorporate a provision dealing with joint custody. The On October 2, 2008, the Supreme Court of Israel accepted an appeal on a decision of the Tel-Aviv District Court to prohibit the return of a mother to Germany accompanied by her minor child. The Court On July 18, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a final judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, dismissing for lack of jurisdiction the AFP reported on June 18, 2008, that Catherine Namugala, Zambia's Minister of Community Development and Social Services, has blamed the failure of child protection efforts in Zambia on "weak legislation." Namugala declared that the government intends Thomas Lubanga Dyilo will be tried in June 2008 by the International Criminal Court (ICC). He is accused of recruiting child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The trial is seen by the On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Assistance to Minors Who Are Victims of Sexual or Other Violent Offenses Law, 5768-2008. The Law is designed to determine by legislation the rights of minors 41 of 2007, which includes provisions on "partial care of children, early childhood development, prevention and early intervention, foster care, child and youth care centers, protection of children, children in alternative care, and creates new offences On April 22, 2008, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan approved amendments to the Child and Juvenile Welfare Law that impose fines on anyone who encourages the young to commit suicide. The revised Law stipulates that persons who "force,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540403_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Stricter Measures for Those Convicted of Sexual Violence Against Children http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540401_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to being photographed than those previously in place. Prior It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 20 years ago and has been ratified by 193 countries, the highest number of any human rights treaty. According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, however, even On June 10, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Statute for Management of Video Arcade Operations was published in THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. It comes only six months after a major amendment was The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law On April 9, 2009, it was reported that the President of the Government of Southern Sudan (an autonomous region within Sudan), Salva Kiir, officially launched the first law in that region to recognize children's rights. The Girls must be over the age of 16 to marry legally in Burkina Faso, with an exception that may be granted by a court when there are serious grounds to permit marriage a year earlier (Part In the wake of a tragic case in England in which a toddler, known only as "baby P," was killed by his mother, her live-in boyfriend, and their lodger, despite being seen by social services and On December 16, 2008, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree prohibiting organized travel of groups of Belarusian children to the United States and member countries of the European Union. Individual travel with the parents On November 11, 2008, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved a proposed law designed to improve the fight against the production, sale, and distribution of child pornography and to criminalize the acquisition and possession of such On October 16, 2008, Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez promulgated Law No. 29269, amending articles 81 and 84 of the Code of the Child and the Adolescent to incorporate a provision dealing with joint custody. The On October 2, 2008, the Supreme Court of Israel accepted an appeal on a decision of the Tel-Aviv District Court to prohibit the return of a mother to Germany accompanied by her minor child. The Court On July 18, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a final judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, dismissing for lack of jurisdiction the AFP reported on June 18, 2008, that Catherine Namugala, Zambia's Minister of Community Development and Social Services, has blamed the failure of child protection efforts in Zambia on "weak legislation." Namugala declared that the government intends Thomas Lubanga Dyilo will be tried in June 2008 by the International Criminal Court (ICC). He is accused of recruiting child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The trial is seen by the On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Assistance to Minors Who Are Victims of Sexual or Other Violent Offenses Law, 5768-2008. The Law is designed to determine by legislation the rights of minors 41 of 2007, which includes provisions on "partial care of children, early childhood development, prevention and early intervention, foster care, child and youth care centers, protection of children, children in alternative care, and creates new offences On April 22, 2008, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan approved amendments to the Child and Juvenile Welfare Law that impose fines on anyone who encourages the young to commit suicide. The revised Law stipulates that persons who "force, Ten- and eight-year-old girls (Hye-jin and Yae-seul) vanished in South Korea on Christmas day in 2007. A suspect was arrested in March 2008. He confessed that he raped and killed the girls. In the same month,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540401_text Global Legal Monitor: Iceland: Child Sexual Exploitation Convention Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540265_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to being photographed than those previously in place. Prior It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 20 years ago and has been ratified by 193 countries, the highest number of any human rights treaty. According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, however, even On June 10, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Statute for Management of Video Arcade Operations was published in THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. It comes only six months after a major amendment was The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law On April 9, 2009, it was reported that the President of the Government of Southern Sudan (an autonomous region within Sudan), Salva Kiir, officially launched the first law in that region to recognize children's rights. The Girls must be over the age of 16 to marry legally in Burkina Faso, with an exception that may be granted by a court when there are serious grounds to permit marriage a year earlier (Part In the wake of a tragic case in England in which a toddler, known only as "baby P," was killed by his mother, her live-in boyfriend, and their lodger, despite being seen by social services and On December 16, 2008, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree prohibiting organized travel of groups of Belarusian children to the United States and member countries of the European Union. Individual travel with the parents On November 11, 2008, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved a proposed law designed to improve the fight against the production, sale, and distribution of child pornography and to criminalize the acquisition and possession of such On October 16, 2008, Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez promulgated Law No. 29269, amending articles 81 and 84 of the Code of the Child and the Adolescent to incorporate a provision dealing with joint custody. The On October 2, 2008, the Supreme Court of Israel accepted an appeal on a decision of the Tel-Aviv District Court to prohibit the return of a mother to Germany accompanied by her minor child. The Court On July 18, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a final judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, dismissing for lack of jurisdiction the AFP reported on June 18, 2008, that Catherine Namugala, Zambia's Minister of Community Development and Social Services, has blamed the failure of child protection efforts in Zambia on "weak legislation." Namugala declared that the government intends Thomas Lubanga Dyilo will be tried in June 2008 by the International Criminal Court (ICC). He is accused of recruiting child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The trial is seen by the On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Assistance to Minors Who Are Victims of Sexual or Other Violent Offenses Law, 5768-2008. The Law is designed to determine by legislation the rights of minors 41 of 2007, which includes provisions on "partial care of children, early childhood development, prevention and early intervention, foster care, child and youth care centers, protection of children, children in alternative care, and creates new offences On April 22, 2008, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan approved amendments to the Child and Juvenile Welfare Law that impose fines on anyone who encourages the young to commit suicide. The revised Law stipulates that persons who "force, Ten- and eight-year-old girls (Hye-jin and Yae-seul) vanished in South Korea on Christmas day in 2007. A suspect was arrested in March 2008. He confessed that he raped and killed the girls. In the same month, On February 4, 2008, Iceland signed the Council of Europe's Convention on the Protection of Children Against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (CETS No. 201, available at http://www.conventions.coe.int/Treaty/Commun/QueVoulezVous.asp?NT=201andamp;CM=1andamp;CL=ENG). Thus far, 27 states have signed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540265_text Global Legal Monitor: China: Protocol to Child Rights Convention Ratified http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to being photographed than those previously in place. Prior It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 20 years ago and has been ratified by 193 countries, the highest number of any human rights treaty. According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, however, even On June 10, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Statute for Management of Video Arcade Operations was published in THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. It comes only six months after a major amendment was The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law On April 9, 2009, it was reported that the President of the Government of Southern Sudan (an autonomous region within Sudan), Salva Kiir, officially launched the first law in that region to recognize children's rights. The Girls must be over the age of 16 to marry legally in Burkina Faso, with an exception that may be granted by a court when there are serious grounds to permit marriage a year earlier (Part In the wake of a tragic case in England in which a toddler, known only as "baby P," was killed by his mother, her live-in boyfriend, and their lodger, despite being seen by social services and On December 16, 2008, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree prohibiting organized travel of groups of Belarusian children to the United States and member countries of the European Union. Individual travel with the parents On November 11, 2008, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved a proposed law designed to improve the fight against the production, sale, and distribution of child pornography and to criminalize the acquisition and possession of such On October 16, 2008, Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez promulgated Law No. 29269, amending articles 81 and 84 of the Code of the Child and the Adolescent to incorporate a provision dealing with joint custody. The On October 2, 2008, the Supreme Court of Israel accepted an appeal on a decision of the Tel-Aviv District Court to prohibit the return of a mother to Germany accompanied by her minor child. The Court On July 18, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a final judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, dismissing for lack of jurisdiction the AFP reported on June 18, 2008, that Catherine Namugala, Zambia's Minister of Community Development and Social Services, has blamed the failure of child protection efforts in Zambia on "weak legislation." Namugala declared that the government intends Thomas Lubanga Dyilo will be tried in June 2008 by the International Criminal Court (ICC). He is accused of recruiting child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The trial is seen by the On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Assistance to Minors Who Are Victims of Sexual or Other Violent Offenses Law, 5768-2008. The Law is designed to determine by legislation the rights of minors 41 of 2007, which includes provisions on "partial care of children, early childhood development, prevention and early intervention, foster care, child and youth care centers, protection of children, children in alternative care, and creates new offences On April 22, 2008, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan approved amendments to the Child and Juvenile Welfare Law that impose fines on anyone who encourages the young to commit suicide. The revised Law stipulates that persons who "force, Ten- and eight-year-old girls (Hye-jin and Yae-seul) vanished in South Korea on Christmas day in 2007. A suspect was arrested in March 2008. He confessed that he raped and killed the girls. In the same month, On February 4, 2008, Iceland signed the Council of Europe's Convention on the Protection of Children Against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (CETS No. 201, available at http://www.conventions.coe.int/Treaty/Commun/QueVoulezVous.asp?NT=201andamp;CM=1andamp;CL=ENG). Thus far, 27 states have signed China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) adopted a decision on December 29, 2007, to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflicts.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 03 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404_text Global Legal Monitor: Chad: French Aid Workers Convicted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to being photographed than those previously in place. Prior It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 20 years ago and has been ratified by 193 countries, the highest number of any human rights treaty. According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, however, even On June 10, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Statute for Management of Video Arcade Operations was published in THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. It comes only six months after a major amendment was The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law On April 9, 2009, it was reported that the President of the Government of Southern Sudan (an autonomous region within Sudan), Salva Kiir, officially launched the first law in that region to recognize children's rights. The Girls must be over the age of 16 to marry legally in Burkina Faso, with an exception that may be granted by a court when there are serious grounds to permit marriage a year earlier (Part In the wake of a tragic case in England in which a toddler, known only as "baby P," was killed by his mother, her live-in boyfriend, and their lodger, despite being seen by social services and On December 16, 2008, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree prohibiting organized travel of groups of Belarusian children to the United States and member countries of the European Union. Individual travel with the parents On November 11, 2008, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved a proposed law designed to improve the fight against the production, sale, and distribution of child pornography and to criminalize the acquisition and possession of such On October 16, 2008, Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez promulgated Law No. 29269, amending articles 81 and 84 of the Code of the Child and the Adolescent to incorporate a provision dealing with joint custody. The On October 2, 2008, the Supreme Court of Israel accepted an appeal on a decision of the Tel-Aviv District Court to prohibit the return of a mother to Germany accompanied by her minor child. The Court On July 18, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a final judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, dismissing for lack of jurisdiction the AFP reported on June 18, 2008, that Catherine Namugala, Zambia's Minister of Community Development and Social Services, has blamed the failure of child protection efforts in Zambia on "weak legislation." Namugala declared that the government intends Thomas Lubanga Dyilo will be tried in June 2008 by the International Criminal Court (ICC). He is accused of recruiting child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The trial is seen by the On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Assistance to Minors Who Are Victims of Sexual or Other Violent Offenses Law, 5768-2008. The Law is designed to determine by legislation the rights of minors 41 of 2007, which includes provisions on "partial care of children, early childhood development, prevention and early intervention, foster care, child and youth care centers, protection of children, children in alternative care, and creates new offences On April 22, 2008, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan approved amendments to the Child and Juvenile Welfare Law that impose fines on anyone who encourages the young to commit suicide. The revised Law stipulates that persons who "force, Ten- and eight-year-old girls (Hye-jin and Yae-seul) vanished in South Korea on Christmas day in 2007. A suspect was arrested in March 2008. He confessed that he raped and killed the girls. In the same month, On February 4, 2008, Iceland signed the Council of Europe's Convention on the Protection of Children Against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (CETS No. 201, available at http://www.conventions.coe.int/Treaty/Commun/QueVoulezVous.asp?NT=201andamp;CM=1andamp;CL=ENG). Thus far, 27 states have signed China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) adopted a decision on December 29, 2007, to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflicts. Six French aid workers from the organization Zo;'s Ark have been convicted of attempting to kidnap more than one hundred children in Chad. The court in N'djamena, Chad's capital, sentenced them to eight years in prison... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403_text Global Legal Monitor: Liberia: U.N. Report Calls for Improved Juvenile Justice System http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054052_text Children - On November 4, 2014, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child released a joint recommendation/comment on the obligation of states "to prevent, respond On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the Draft legislation to enhance legal protections of children by amending the General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents was approved unanimously on September 25, 2014, by six committees of the Federal Senate. The legislation The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree According to a United Nations report, Afghanistan has endorsed a 15-article "Road Map Toward Compliance" for protecting children from military recruitment. This step follows the January 30, 2011, agreement between Afghanistan and the U.N., which On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On May 14, 2014, Indonesia's Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Linda Amaliarai Gumelar, announced that the government will accelerate plans to revise the law on protection of children. The current law on child protection On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure came into force, three months after the date on which the tenth country, Costa Rica, deposited Brazil's National Council of the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent (Conselho Nacional dos Direitos da Crianandccedil;a e do Adolescente, or CONANDA) issued Resolution No. 163 on March 13, 2014, banning ads targeting children. The On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On July 3, 2012, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations signed an Action Plan on concrete steps for the Government to take to realize a child-free national army in the country. If On June 27, 2012, the civil court in Assen, the Netherlands, outlawed the pedophile association Martijn, ordering its immediate dissolution. The reason for the decision, according to a statement from the court, was that the organization Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Candaacute;mara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides As a result of a decision issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Interior on March 24, 2011, easing measures that restricted the sites where childcare facilities could be established, the number of such businesses is likely to On January 3, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed into law the Protection of Children from Negative and Harmful Information Act, which was passed by the Federal Assembly (the country's legislature) on December 24, On November 2, 2010, Somalia's Prime Minister, Mohammed Abdullah I Mohammed, met in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. At that meeting, The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to being photographed than those previously in place. Prior It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 20 years ago and has been ratified by 193 countries, the highest number of any human rights treaty. According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, however, even On June 10, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Statute for Management of Video Arcade Operations was published in THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. It comes only six months after a major amendment was The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law On April 9, 2009, it was reported that the President of the Government of Southern Sudan (an autonomous region within Sudan), Salva Kiir, officially launched the first law in that region to recognize children's rights. The Girls must be over the age of 16 to marry legally in Burkina Faso, with an exception that may be granted by a court when there are serious grounds to permit marriage a year earlier (Part In the wake of a tragic case in England in which a toddler, known only as "baby P," was killed by his mother, her live-in boyfriend, and their lodger, despite being seen by social services and On December 16, 2008, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus issued a decree prohibiting organized travel of groups of Belarusian children to the United States and member countries of the European Union. Individual travel with the parents On November 11, 2008, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved a proposed law designed to improve the fight against the production, sale, and distribution of child pornography and to criminalize the acquisition and possession of such On October 16, 2008, Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez promulgated Law No. 29269, amending articles 81 and 84 of the Code of the Child and the Adolescent to incorporate a provision dealing with joint custody. The On October 2, 2008, the Supreme Court of Israel accepted an appeal on a decision of the Tel-Aviv District Court to prohibit the return of a mother to Germany accompanied by her minor child. The Court On July 18, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a final judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, dismissing for lack of jurisdiction the AFP reported on June 18, 2008, that Catherine Namugala, Zambia's Minister of Community Development and Social Services, has blamed the failure of child protection efforts in Zambia on "weak legislation." Namugala declared that the government intends Thomas Lubanga Dyilo will be tried in June 2008 by the International Criminal Court (ICC). He is accused of recruiting child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The trial is seen by the On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Assistance to Minors Who Are Victims of Sexual or Other Violent Offenses Law, 5768-2008. The Law is designed to determine by legislation the rights of minors 41 of 2007, which includes provisions on "partial care of children, early childhood development, prevention and early intervention, foster care, child and youth care centers, protection of children, children in alternative care, and creates new offences On April 22, 2008, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan approved amendments to the Child and Juvenile Welfare Law that impose fines on anyone who encourages the young to commit suicide. The revised Law stipulates that persons who "force, Ten- and eight-year-old girls (Hye-jin and Yae-seul) vanished in South Korea on Christmas day in 2007. A suspect was arrested in March 2008. He confessed that he raped and killed the girls. In the same month, On February 4, 2008, Iceland signed the Council of Europe's Convention on the Protection of Children Against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (CETS No. 201, available at http://www.conventions.coe.int/Treaty/Commun/QueVoulezVous.asp?NT=201andamp;CM=1andamp;CL=ENG). Thus far, 27 states have signed China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) adopted a decision on December 29, 2007, to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflicts. Six French aid workers from the organization Zo;'s Ark have been convicted of attempting to kidnap more than one hundred children in Chad. The court in N'djamena, Chad's capital, sentenced them to eight years in prison A November 14, 2007, report issued by the United Nations mission in Liberia states that the country's juvenile justice system needs to be made stronger to protect children's legal rights. As a result of the 14-year... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054052_text