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  • Brazil: New Decree Creates Comprehensive Protection Program for Children and Adolescents
    on June 22, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    On May 18, 2022, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro issued Decree No. 11,074, which amended Decree No. 9,579 of November 22, 2018, and created the Comprehensive Protection Program for Children and Adolescents – Protect Brazil and its management committee (comitê gestor).Decree No. 9,579 consolidated normative acts published by the federal executive branch that provide for infants, … Continue reading “Brazil: New Decree Creates Comprehensive Protection Program for Children and Adolescents” […]

  • Brazil: New Law Creates Protective Measures for Child Victims of Domestic Violence
    on June 15, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    On May 24, 2022, Law No. 14,344, creating new mechanisms for preventing and confronting domestic and family violence against children and adolescents, was signed into law by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. The provisions of the law were formulated in accordance with articles 226(§ 8) and 227(§ 4) of the Federal Constitution and with specific provisions … Continue reading “Brazil: New Law Creates Protective Measures for Child Victims of Domestic Violence” […]

  • United States: Federal Appellate Court Affirms US Citizen's Conviction for Child Sex Abuse Crimes Committed Overseas
    on May 24, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    On May 5, 2022, a three-judge panel on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a federal statute criminalizing noncommercial child sex abuse committed by Americans while traveling overseas is constitutional. (United States v. Rife, No. 20-5688 (6th Cir. 2022).)Case HistoryUnited States citizen Micky Rife traveled to Cambodia in 2012, where he obtained a … Continue reading “United States: Federal Appellate Court Affirms US Citizen’s Conviction for Child Sex Abuse Crimes Committed Overseas” […]

  • Pakistan: Domestic Violence Bill Referred to Council of Islamic Ideology
    on August 11, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    In a letter to National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser dated July 5, 2021, the adviser on parliamentary affairs to Pakistan’s prime minister, Babar Awan, recommended that the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2021 be referred for review to the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII)—a constitutional advisory body on Shari‘a law issues. In providing his … Continue reading “Pakistan: Domestic Violence Bill Referred to Council of Islamic Ideology” […]

  • United Arab Emirates: Dubai Police Report Increase in Incidents of Unattended Children Trapped in Hot Cars and Homes
    on August 6, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    On June 16, 2021, the Dubai Police Department Search and Rescue Division announced that its teams had responded to 182 reports of unattended children and infants in hot cars and homes over the previous 17 months. Some of the children had suffered heat exhaustion due to their parents’ neglect in leaving them alone inside parked … Continue reading “United Arab Emirates: Dubai Police Report Increase in Incidents of Unattended Children Trapped in Hot Cars and Homes” […]

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