Latest Children's rights News

UN: Ukraine war is `child rights crisis' with school attacks

May. 12, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The war in Ukraine is a “child rights crisis” where education is under attack, nearly 100 youngsters have been killed in just the last month, and millions more have been forced to flee their homes, the U.N. children’s agency said Thursday. Omar Abdi,...

ACLU: Judge orders release of juvenile offenders

Apr. 01, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

The Rhode Island prison system has been ordered to release three inmates granted parole for crimes they committed when they were teenagers, according to a local civil liberties group. Pablo Ortega, Joao Neves, and Keith Nunes had been each given life sentences for murder as teenagers...

Arizona Republicans fight culture war in battleground state

Mar. 25, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has long been fertile ground for a social conservative agenda, with some of the nation's toughest laws against abortion and a history of restricting LGBTQ rights. That hasn't changed even as Republican dominance has waned over the past five years, a fact...

One of US's most rural states looks to expand rural law

Mar. 23, 2022 01:19 AM EDT

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — One of the U.S.'s most rural states is looking to improve access to lawyers for residents who live far from urban areas. The Maine Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a proposal from Democratic Senate President Troy Jackson that would authorize the...

Live updates: Zelenskyy warns against 'pseudo-republics.'

Mar. 12, 2022 23:53 PM EST

The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: LVIV, Ukraine – Russia is trying to create new “pseudo-republics” in Ukraine to break his country apart, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his nightly address to the nation Saturday. Zelenskyy called on...