Today is International Day of the Girl Child, which was declared by the United Nations in part to raise awareness of the issues faced by girls globally.
Because of human rights, it is illegal across the UK to beat children, families have legal protection from being separated and children are protected when giving evidence in courts.
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What Have Human rights done for Children?
Systemic failings in child protection must be addressed
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After the 'Baby P Scandal', in which one-year-old Peter Connolly was killed by his abusive parents, the Government commissioned an independent review of child protection and social work. Human rights law requires effective investigations into deaths and inhumane treatment.