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The Four Courts in Dublin, Ireland. Credit: Mariusz Gwizdon/Shutterstock.

Irish Supreme Court: Hospital may withhold treatment of child against parents' wishes

Jan 27, 2021

The Supreme Court of Ireland ruled Friday that a hospital may withhold medical treatment contrary to the wishes of the... Read more

Syrian refugee child.

Report: Over past decade, 170,000 children had rights 'gravely violated'

Jan 3, 2020

The past decade saw troubling levels of violence against children, with some 45 children seeing their rights “gravely violated” each... Read more

Zhang Ruli (L) and Zhang Anni (R) speak with CNA on May 5, 2014

China's youngest detainee decries torture of father

May 8, 2014

By Elise Harris

Dubbed as “China’s youngest prisoner of conscience,” Zhang Anni and her sister Ruli have voiced their opposition to the government’s... Read more

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Belgium becomes first country to legalize child euthanasia

Feb 14, 2014

By Elise Harris

In a law passed in Belgium’s parliament yesterday, the country has become the first to legalize the euthanasia of minors,... Read more

California State Capitol.

Critics say Calif. infertility bill violates children's rights

May 1, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

A California bill ensuring that health care coverage for infertility treatments would be provided to same-sex couples is a violation... Read more