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The European Court of Human Rights found on 19 September that Finland violated its positive duty to protect the right to life of nine students and a teacher in a mass shooting at their vocational institute. It is only the second time that the court…
School #1 in Beslan, North Ossetia. 2004.
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  In 2020, you should be watching for a growing trend of national legislatures requiring companies to live up to their responsibilities to workers, communities, and the environment. Millions of adults and children around the world suffer…
Children pan for gold
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Israeli soldiers arrested Ahmed, 16, in the West Bank city of Hebron last year. He said the soldiers blindfolded and handcuffed him and took him to a police station in a settlement, where he was made to sit outside on the ground for…
2015-July-IOPT-KidsArrest
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Update: Ali’s father, Sa'ad Dawabshe, died on August 8, 2015, and his mother, Reham Dawabshe, died on September 7, 2015 from wounds they sustained in the arson attack.  The sole survivor of the family is four-year-old Ahmed, who suffered second-degree…
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The morning roll call will be a particularly morbid affair on the first day of school in Gaza this Sunday. Hundreds of students, killed in the recent fighting, will be forever marked absent. Many students are too badly injured or maimed to attend the…
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In the chorus of critique and praise for the Dovrat Commission's plan for educational reforms, one absence is deafening. The plan, intended to create a national education system based on "egalitarian, universal criteria," lacks the necessary mechanisms…