This month the third Children’s Rights Monitor has been published. The analysis shows that the best interests of the child are not always taken into account as a primary consideration in decisions taken by the Dutch government that affect children.
Teachers in British Columbia have been on strike since half June to fight for smaller classes and more support for special needs children. This means that the schools are closed at present and children do not receive the education they are entitled to.
During the parliamentary debates on the Bill that regulates the legal motherhood of the female partner of the birth mother in a lesbian relationship, the discussion broadened to other new family forms that are not regulated.
Under the age of twelve, children cannot be criminally prosecuted and cannot be locked up in Youth Institutions. But there is no minimum age limit when it comes to the placement of young children in Closed Institutions for Youth Care.