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.