Russia: Concern at “teenage gay propaganda” website block

“Our position in this matter is a matter of principle,” said Daniel Holtgen, the Secretary General’s Spokesperson, in an interview with the Interfax news agency about the ‘Children-404.’ “We believe that this legislation is discriminatory and violates the right to freedom of expression.”

Ireland and Slovenia: Bans on child smacking should be “clear, binding and precise”

In decisions published today, the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) found that the corporal punishment of children in both countries is not prohibited in “a sufficiently clear, binding and precise manner under legislation or case-law.”

Podcast: Children and austerity

In this podcast, Tam Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, discusses the impact of austerity and a new film exhibition, produced by children, on the impact of poverty

Video: Sameer Hannan – Why I am against the detention of migrant children

In this video, Sameer Hannan, a Syrian refugee, discusses how his son was affected emotionally by the family’s detention, upon their arrival in the Netherlands and his role in a campaign to end the confinement of migrant children.

France: Ruling on corporal punishment of children

The European Committee of Social Rights says the smacking of children is not “prohibited in a sufficiently clear, binding and precise manner under French law or case-law.”