Child Rights Floor in Children’s House!
This floor is moderated by the
Network, CRIN, with support from other organizations and institutions on
the House Committee.
The Child Rights Floor points the way to
the all the best child rights information on the world wide web
The Child Rights Floor offers you a series of links to web
sites containing substantive information on child rights issues. Alongside each
link we give a short note about each information provider and what you can
expect to find on their web pages.
In collaboration with Defence for
we have also put an electronic version of the DCI kit on international standards concerning the rights of
the child in the Child Rights Floor. The kit contains the text of the
six standards concerning the rights of the child and each is accompanied by an
introductory article explaining in plain English the key points in each text.
international standards concerning the rights of the child
United Nations High Comissioner for Human Rights
Through this site you can find the country reports on the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child under
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Casa Alianza is an independent , nonprofit organisation dedicated to the
rehabilitation and defence of street children
in Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. Casa Alianza is the Latin America branch of
the New-York based Convent House a nonprofit , Catholic agency
Casa Alianza’s web pages contain a large amount of information on street
children, particularly relating to the three countries where they are working
Their pages include background information, full text press releases and news
items. They also include amnesty reports on advocacy and street children;
Multinationals ,street children and glue, and AIDS and street children. .
Childnet International is a non-profit organisation, concerned to enable
children to benefit from all the changes in international communications, and to
protect them from any negative influences.
Childnets web pages are still in the process of construction. Currently
they detail Childnet’s future aims to promote good practice in the industry, to
educate and inform, and their research plans. Their pages look best when viewed
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Childwatch is an international network for institutions and individuals
involved in research for children.
Childwatch’s web pages lists the projects key institions and reports of
meetings, full text of their annual report and abstracts of publications. The
pages will also list reports from childwatch projects as they become available,
including a report from the indicators project on children and prostitution and
a report on urban childhood.
The pages also give direct online access to childwatch’s
database on European Reseach.
Rights Information Network – CRIN
17 Grove Lane
CRIN is a newly formed international information network for organisations
and individuals who are involved in child rights activities. Members of the
network are committed to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and sharing
information with others to promote children’s rights.
CRIN is currently developing a set of web pages which provide information
on children’s rights issues, activities and details of organisations working in
the area of children’s rights. The pages are also linked to
CRIN’s organisations database,
which lists details of resource collections, research projects and publications
produced by organisations working in the area of children’s rights.
Defence For Children International
PO Box 88
DCI is a non-governmental organisation set up to ensure on-going practical,
systematic and concerted international action is specifically directed towards
promoting and protecting the rights of the child.
In order to help all those individual organisations working for the legal
and social defence of children DCI has produced a kit
of relevant international standards concerning the Rights of the Child.
Each text is accompanied by an introductory article to help readers better
understand the legal texts .An electronic version of the kit is available
through the Child Rights Floor.
Center for World Indigenous Studies
The fourth world documentation project aims to document and make available
to tribal governments, researchers and organizations, important documents
relating to the social, political, strategic, economic and human rights
situations being faced by Fourth World nations .Over the past eleven years CWIS
has archived thousands of documents generated by tribal governments,
inter-tribal organizations, county, state and federal governments and
international bodies like the United Nations.
Their collection of documents includes many directly relating to the rights of the children of minority
and indigenous peoples.
Including many documents dealing with childrens education,
social welfare and health.
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Global Childnet is an organisation currently developing a range of easily
accessible, child health related, on-line services using the internet. They
deal exclusively with electronic information on
children and children’s health. The services they currently offer
via their web pages include list of links to existing information sources, news
briefs on relevant information on the internet and access to their two
database contains screened bibliographic citations and the
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Human Rights Watch conducts regular,systematic investigations of human
rights abuses in some seventy countries around the world.
HRW is currently involved
in a collaberative project on Childrens rights and a number of it’s reports
relating to this project are available through it’s web pages.
The reports cover rights issues connected with detention of children in
Jamica, Children abused by security forces and paramilitaries in Northern
Ireland, judicial execution of children in the US,child soldiers in Liberia and
the Sudan, bonded labour in India, street children and the police in Bulgaria,
and children and human rights in the US.
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The International Save the Children Alliance is made up of 23 member
organisations. All the work of the Alliance organisations is based on the
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Alliance web pages focus on three priory themes currenly prioritised by
the Alliance’s members. The
Convention on the Rights of the child, children poverty and the economic system,
and children in armed conflict and displacement.
The pages include several major documents produced by the Alliance on these
themes, contact details for members of the NGO group for the convention and a
list of national coalitions world wide.
of Minnesota – Human Rights Library
The University of Minnesota’s Human Rights Library has over 90 of the most important international human rights
treaties and other instruments; general comments recommendations , decisions ,
and views of human rights treaties bodies.The treaties and general
comments are accessible through a WAIS search device.This is a superb resource
offering electronic versions of all official documents relating to the
Radda Barnen’s (Swedish save the Children) runs
web pages in English and Swedish. Their pages include the full text in English
of Radda Barnen’s newsletter on child soldiers
and material published in association with the August conference, the World Congress against the commercial sexual exploitation of
the Children UK
Mary Datchelor House
Save the Children is the UK’s leading international children’s charity.
SCF’s Web pages give basic information on their publications which include
research reports and working papers on child rights issues
UNICEF’s web pages contain the full text of
1997’s state of the world’s children and include a downloadable
version of the full document. Their pages also have articles and information on
child labour and a report from the international day of children’s
Their section on
children’s rights has detailed information on the convention , including a
commentry on the major headings of the convention, the process of ratification,
its current status, and monitoring the convention.
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