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  • Why the CRC matters- A young person's perspective In this special blog post by steering group member Roztia (18), she tells us about the importance of the CRC to children and young people, and why we all need to learn about the reporting process if we want to make life better for children in England. Read more
  • CRAE Briefing on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child CRAE are pleased to announce the publication of a new briefing paper on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Read more
  • UN publishes List of Issues for UK child rights examination In November, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (the UN Committee) published its List of Issues as part of the UK’s examination on its child rights obligations. This is a formal document given to States Parties which sets out where the UN Committee would like more information on particular issues. The information received helps it inform what questions it will ask a government during the examination session. Read more
  • Joint Briefing on Residence Test Joint briefing paper on the 'residence test' in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and the Order which would bring it into effect. The test would affect vulnerable children and flout the UK's obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Read more
  • Criminal Justice and Courts Bill - Lords Briefing Briefing from CRAE, the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Standing Committee for Youth Justice (SCYJ) for the House of Lords Second Reading of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, focusing on the proposals for "secure colleges" and the use of coercive force on children in custody. Read more
  • State of Children's Rights in London Report analysing the extent to which children in London enjoy their rights. Based on statistics, freedom of information requests and focus groups with children and young people, the report uncovers huge disparities across London. Read more