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Why Won’t the US Ratify the UN’s Child Rights Treaty?

By Karen Attiah

This article in The Washington Post describes why the US should ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and obstacles to its ratification.

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I Have the Right to Be a Child

By Alain Serres, Aurelia Fronty, and Helen Mixter

This children's picture book provides an overview of children's rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child—for children and adults alike.

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Litigating the Rights of the Child: The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Edited By Ton Liefaard and Jaap E. Doek

This book examines the impact of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on national and international jurisprudence, since its adoption in 1989. It offers state of the art knowledge on the functions, challenges and limitations of the CRC in domestic, regional and international children’s rights litigation.

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How to Prevent the Next Pandemic

A Recording of Our Live Event

In this Facebook Live event, filmed on May 1, 2021, Phoenix Zones Initiative CEO Hope Ferdowsian, MD, MPH, and media expert Clark Curtis discussed • how SARS CoV-2 evolved into the current pandemic; • what systems and practices put us at risk for future pandemics; • how a Just One Health approach provides meaningful solutions for preventing a future pandemic; • what actions we can all take to help ensure we prevent future pandemics.

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Building Better Roadways for People, Animals, and the Planet

Having the freedom to move toward resources and away from threats is critical to the health and wellbeing of all life on the planet, and it is foundational to the rights of self-determination for people and animals. As infrastructure development continues in communities across the globe, it is critical that all decisions consider the rights, health, and wellbeing of vulnerable people and animals. Evidence-based animal crossings are one essential solution.

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Advancing Medical Research Through Ethics and Innovation

Historically, attempts to advance medical research have depended heavily on violating the rights of vulnerable people and animals. Fortunately, public demand has resulted in a serious reevaluation of how research is conducted. This paper looks at progress in the advancement of ethically-grounded guidelines and practices to address the ethical inconsistencies and inadequacies of research with animals.

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