Child Rights International Network (CRIN)

Articles by Child Rights International Network (CRIN)

Privacy and Protection: A children’s rights approach to encryption

A new report, co-published by CRIN and defenddigitalme, aims to capture the full complexity of how encryption affects children’s lives. It sets out principles for an approach to encryption that recognises and respects the full range of their rights.

The UN-HRC chamber, Geneva, Switzerland., Getty Images

HRC 36: Secure digital communications are essential for human rights

A joint statement by the Association of Progressive Communications, IFEX and 64 co-signatories at the UN-HRC 36 warns of the threat to human rights posed by recent attacks on the right to use encryption technology, in Turkey and across the globe.

Kem Ley, 4 June, 2016, AP/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Pressure mounts on Cambodia a year after Kem Ley’s killing

On the one-year anniversary of the death of popular Cambodian activist Kem Ley, civil society organisations from around the world reiterated their call for an independent inquiry.

Statement of Solidarity in Support of MENA HRDs for IFEX25

NGOs around the world ask authorities to stop campaigns of repression against HRDs and civil society organisations in the Middle East and North Africa region

AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa

Egypt’s Draft NGO Law Dismantles Civil Society

We, the undersigned civil society organisations unequivocally condemn the law on civic associations (non-governmental organisations) adopted by Egypt’s Parliament on 15 November 2016. The Parliament has debated and approved the bill in its entirety in record time, and referred it to the State Council for legal review (non-binding on the Parliament in this case). If […]

Joint Debate of Assembly and ECOSOC on Partnerships for Post-2015 Agenda, UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

Leading press freedom group and IFEX member should be granted access to UN bodies

Civil society groups ask ECOSOC to reconsider granting valued press freedom group and IFEX member, The Committee to Protect Journalists, consultative status at the UN.

REUTERS/Yves Herman

Civil society under threat: Challenges for human rights advocates in Eurasia

In recent years, the space afforded to civil society to operate freely has been shrinking dramatically. Eastern Europe and Central Asia have been especially badly affected by this phenomenon. Stronger standards protecting national human rights defenders are essential in order for them to continue their work.

AP Photo/Elena Becatoros, File

International community calls for the release of VICE fixer Mohammed Ismael Rasool

Members of the IFEX network and other concerned organisations demand justice for wrongful imprisonment of Mohammed Ismael Rasaool