Children and the cycle of violence

On October 17, just after the Sharm e-Sheikh Summit, Olara Ottunu, special representative of the Secretary- General for Children in Armed Conflict, stated that "a tragic cycle of violence has marked generations of young people in Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel....

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Beware mines!

Readers' Letters Sir, - Hats off to my colleagues of the animal-rights group who saved a camel with a big crane from a mine field near the border with Jordan. Now we learned that wild camels can get hurt by mines. What is, however, little known is that every week a...

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Mental health begins at home

There's something wrong with a system that sends emotionally disturbed children to psychiatric hospitals. Philip Veerman is coordinator of the Israel Section of Defense for Children International. Yair Ronnen is an attorney representing children in the juvenile courts...

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A tool for teaching Human Rights

For two decades, the world community has been witnessing an "explosion" in international human rights law and remedies. Indeed, the human rights revolution has led Father Robert Drinan, one of the leading scholar-advocates of human rights, to comment that "the...

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Janusz Korczak

Janusz Korczak

Publications about Janusz Korczak by Philip Veerman: 1990: In the shadow of Januzs Korczak - The story of Stefania Wilczynska Download the article: In the shadow of Januzs Korczak - The story of Stefania Wilczynska (.pdf, 549kb) 1987: Janusz Korczak and the rights of...

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Applying CRC to the Work with Young People and Drugs

In the field of international human rights law the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has been one of the most influential treaties. It was adopted by the UN General Assembly on November 20, 1989 after ten years of drafting and today this instrument has...

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