Tuesday, 21 September 2010


The NIHRC has criticised police in Londonderry for releasing photographs of children suspected of being involved in crime.  They cite a number of concerns about privacy, right to a fair trial etc.  However, for me there is an inherent contradiction in how the human rights sector wishes childrens rights to evolve.  In cases were a child has been irresponsible they seek to protect children from the consequences.  However, in other decision-making they wish children to be empowered to make their own choices on key elements of their life.

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