October 14, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
A Minnesota judge on Monday approved a settlement in a landmark sexual abuse case involving Catholic church leaders that neglected to warn parishioners about an abusive priest. The plaintiffs accused the church leaders of creating a public nuisance by failing to warn the parishioners, which is the ...[read more]
October 9, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Estonian Parliament, the Riigikogu, passed legislation Thursday legalizing same-sex partnerships. The act passed by a narrow 40-38 vote with another 23 lawmakers abstaining. The new law grants couples in same-sex partnerships similar rights as married couples, including legal protection for ...[read more]
September 18, 2014
by Addison Morris
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on Thursday delayed ruling on a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Judge Robert Chambers stated that the case, brought on behalf of three same-sex couples and the child of one couple, has issues ...[read more]
July 23, 2014
by Peter Snyder
UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui presented her fifth report on the situation of children affected by armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the Security Council Working Group on children and armed conflict Monday. The UN has ...[read more]
July 6, 2014
by William Helbling
The Bolivian National Congress on Wednesday passed legislation permitting children as young as 10 to join the workforce as long as it does not interfere with one's education and is done independently in an effort to provide for their family. The U.N. International Labor Organization's (ILO) ...[read more]
July 3, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
According to a report issued by the UN on Tuesday, children continued to be victims of violence and military recruitment in 23 conflict zones around the world in 2013. Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui condemned the abuses, particularly ...[read more]
March 6, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday in Lozano v. Alvarez that under the Hague Convention, the one-year period for filing a petition for a child's abduction to another country is not subject to equitable tolling. The court stated that to invoke the remedy under the Hague Convention ...[read more]
January 3, 2014
by Alexandra Cabonor
JURIST Guest Columnist Daniel Tilley of the ACLU of Florida discusses the recent ruling in D.M.T. v. T.M.H.In D.M.T. v. T.M.H, the Florida Supreme Court recognized for the first time that a child can have two legal mothers. The case involved a lesbian couple who decided to have a child by one ...[read more]
December 28, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, passed a resolution Saturday easing the countries one-child population control policy. The major policy change is expected to be implemented gradually with the NPC entrusting provincial congresses and their ...[read more]
November 15, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The Communist Party of China (CPC) will loosen the nations one-child population control policy, according to documents released following the Third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee held in Beijing earlier this week. The policy will allow families where one parent is an only child ...[read more]

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