Category Archives: International

10 Missing Children Cases Potentially Linked to Greek Mystery Girl

From Elinda Labropoulou and Laura Smith-Spark at CNN: About 10 cases of missing children are “being taken very seriously” in connection with the suspected abduction of a girl by a Roma couple in Greece, a spokesman for a Greek children’s charity said Tuesday. “They include children from the United States, Canada, Poland and France,” said […]

Kids for Sale? A Dangerous, New Alternative to Working Within the Child Custody System

ABA Journal picked up on a fascinatingly disturbing new trend some parents are taking advantage of when their foreign adoptions aren’t working out: put them up for sale. Adopting a child requires, at minimum, court approval and legal paperwork. Abandoning a child, biological or adopted, can result in civil liability or even criminal charges. Traditionally, […]

Shine a Light on Human Trafficking

Many people believe that slavery ended in 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.  While this is of course true and helped to close the door on a dark period in American history, slavery is in fact still a harsh reality in today’s world.  Regarded as a form of modern day slavery, human […]

The Difficulties of International Adoptions

I grew up listening to my dad’s stories about being a war orphan in South Korea.  He told me how he resented other children for having families.  He told me about school teachers and other children bullying and teasing him for being an orphan.  He told me about the “Oink Food” (i.e., pig slop) feast […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Children’s Act to Transform Services for At-Risk Kids: Bill 25 Touches All Aspects of Government Services for Alberta Youth, Edmonton Journal Human Services Minister Dave Hancock introduced the Children First Act on Tuesday, a new law that will touch every program or service the Alberta government provides to children and families at risk.  Bill 25 initiates […]

Wednesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Training the Courts [in Libya] to Protect Children’s Rights, Libya Herald Libyan prosecutors have been finding out more about the best ways to uphold children’s rights.  The four-day training course, for 25 prosecutors, is the second stage of a scheme aimed at preparing a solid basis for building a juvenile judicial system in Libya. The […]

Monday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Push Begins to Reform Juvenile Justice System, The Atlanta Journal Constitution The chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court called for extensive reform to the juvenile justice system, an exhortation that served as a prelude Thursday to the introduction of sweeping legislation meant to improve the state’s treatment of its youngest offenders. Chief Justice Carole […]

Wednesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Juveniles Executed in Yemen Though Law Forbids It, Digital Journal Yemen is accused of jailing and executing people who were still children when they committed their crimes. Some of the executions are due to lack of birth certificates but others are due to failures in the justice system. A sample case is described in an Al […]

Tuesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Clayton juvenile program becomes model for state reform, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Quantavius Poole was a school brawler, a drug dealer, and he was facing five years in juvenile detention. Now, at 17, he is a sous chef for a caterer. He hopes to enlist in the National Guard so he can pay his way through […]

Wednesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Wyoming Juvenile Killer Law Not Retroactive, Casper Star Tribune A new Wyoming law that ends mandatory life imprisonment for juvenile killers won’t change the sentences of eight people already serving life for crimes they committed before the age of 18. The law, which Gov. Matt Mead signed two weeks ago, gives juveniles with life sentences […]

Tuesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Poor state of juvenile justice in Assam, Zee News Assam has reported the highest number of cases of juvenile delinquency in the Northeast consistently for the last few years, according to a human rights watch group. The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) in its latest study report claimed that the state had recorded 405 […]

Tuesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Indian Supreme Court to review blanket protection for juveniles, Mail Online India The Supreme Court has decided to look into the Constitutional validity of the juvenile justice law which provides blanket protection to all offenders up to the age of 18 irrespective of their mental maturity level. In the petition before the court, the lawyers […]