Tag: Convention on the Rights of the Child

Work on Children’s Rights Bill Will Continue, Says Swinney

Work on a bill to incorporate a U.N. treaty on children’s rights into Scots law will continue despite the original being sent back to Holyrood by the UK Supreme Court, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has said. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill passed unanimously earlier this year…


Aussie PM Rejects NZ’s Criticism Over Counter Terrorism Law

Diplomatic tensions between Australia and New Zealand have flared again after New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern criticised Australia’s counter-terrorism measures following the detention of a dual Australian-New Zealand woman and her two children in Turkey. The woman is allegedly an Islamic State operative. In a media statement on Feb. 16, Ardern said that the…