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FACT CHECK: Duterte misinformed that child offenders can just ‘go home’

April 5, 2017 ·  By Camille Elemia for

CRIMINAL LIABILITY. President Rodrigo Duterte pushes for lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility before 4- to 10-year-old kids. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

The President’s remarks before the boy scouts show he wasn’t aware the Pangilinan Law was amended in 2013, allowing child offenders aged 12 to 15 to be detained in youth centers MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, April 3, told an audience of mostly 4- to 10-year-old boys that he wants to lower […]


Human Rights Commission defends survey on university sexual assaults

April 5, 2017 ·  By Calla Wahlquist for


Data from individual campuses won’t be published unless individual universities decide to make results public The Australian Human Rights Commission has defended its survey of sexual assault on university campuses against criticism from students and sexual assault survivors, who say they have been let down by the commission’s decision not to publish the full data […]


Brexit: Human rights must form ‘key component of future trade deals’, says Commons report

April 5, 2017 ·  By Ashley Cowburn for

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef welcomes British Prime Minister Theresa May in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Reuters

‘We encourage the Government to use the opportunity of Brexit to set higher human rights standards in future trade agreements, to include workable provisions on enforcement, and to undertake human rights impact assessments before agreeing trade agreements’ Human rights must form a key component of any future trade deals after Britain’s exit from the European […]


Europe becomes ‘hub’ for child sexual abuse content

April 4, 2017 ·  By Technology for

Reports about abuse images are up but the number in circulation has not fallen, say experts

urope is becoming the global hub for the hosting of child sexual abuse images and videos, suggests a report. The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) found that 60% of worldwide abuse material was now in Europe – an increase of 19%. The Netherlands topped the list of European nations hosting the illegal content, said the IWF. […]


Viewing of online child abuse images a ‘social emergency’

April 4, 2017 ·  By UK for


The numbers of people viewing online child sex abuse images in the UK amount to a “social emergency”, says the NSPCC. A report by the charity suggests the number of individuals looking at such images could exceed half a million. It is calling for a “robust action plan” to cut off the supply of content. […]


PERV AT THE PALACE: Paedophile Trevor Francis who received MBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace is exposed as a serial child abuser

April 3, 2017 ·  By y Paul Harper and Robert Collins for

Paedophile Trevor Francis, 71, receiving his medal from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in 2012

Pervert Trevor Francis was a “Jekyll and Hyde” character who subjected kids to brutal physical attacks and sexual assaults in a care home But a court heard yesterday Francis abused children in their bed, attacked a boy who tried to escape and battered children with a slipper at a children’s home in the mid 70s. […]


Norton: Kentucky has nation’s second-highest child abuse rate

March 31, 2017 ·  By BORIS LADWIG for

Source: Norton Children’s Hospital

Kentucky had nearly 19,000 child abuse cases in 2015, or 19 for every 1,000 children, which is more than double the national average, according to Norton Children’s Hospital. Kentucky’s rate ranked second in the nation in 2015, according to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report released this year. Indiana’s rate, 17 out […]


Bangladeshi fruit pickers shot at by Greek farmers win human rights case

March 31, 2017 ·  By Helena Smith for

Migrant workers at a strawberry plantation near the Greek village of Manolada, where scores of workers were shott by foremen in 2013. Photograph: Antonis Nikolopoulos/AP

European court of human rights rules in favour of Bangladeshi migrants over 2013 attack and orders Greece to pay damages The European court of human rights has issued a landmark judgment vindicating a group of migrant strawberry pickers who were shot at by employers for asking for their wages after months of unpaid labour. Ruling […]


April marks Child Abuse Prevention Month

March 28, 2017 ·  By Alex Weaver, Reporter for


It’s a topic that’s extremely important and one that those who work at the Patticake House nonprofit shelter dedicate their lives to. “It is just so important that it gets stopped as soon as possible so a child can begin healing,” said Nancy Brian, Executive Director. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Ruth’s Cottage […]


Man, 72, arrested over 1980s ‘child abuse’

March 28, 2017 ·  By Jamie McKinnell Australian Associated Press for


A second man has been charged with historical child sex offences allegedly committed in a western Sydney pinball arcade nearly 40 years ago. The 72-year-old was arrested at a Newcastle hospital last month and charged with seven counts of indecently assaulting a boy, police said on Tuesday. Police will allege he sexually assaulted at least […]

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