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A UN committee on children's rights grills the Vatican over clergy sexual abuse - Public Radio International

Thu, 2014/01/16 - 5:09pm

Public Radio International

A UN committee on children's rights grills the Vatican over clergy sexual abuse
Public Radio International
While the Vatican signed the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1990, the UN's committee on the convention had never had the opportunity to question officials on the Vatican's repeated failure to protect children from abuse. Today ...

U.N. Grills Vatican On Sex Abuse - Daily Beast

Thu, 2014/01/16 - 2:53pm

U.N. Grills Vatican On Sex Abuse
Daily Beast
But on Thursday, for the first time ever, two high-ranking prelates representing the Holy See in front of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child faced a barrage of questions about the Catholic Church's abhorrent record on pedophile ...

Vatican taken to task by UN on child abuse. Will the church change? - Christian Science Monitor

Thu, 2014/01/16 - 2:48pm

Christian Science Monitor

Vatican taken to task by UN on child abuse. Will the church change?
Christian Science Monitor
The Catholic Church ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1990 but failed to provide the required progress reports for more than a decade, with victims' groups accusing the church hierarchy of fostering a culture of secrecy to hide ...

Holy See hails “fruitful dialogue” on protecting children's rights - Vatican Radio

Thu, 2014/01/16 - 12:49pm

Holy See hails “fruitful dialogue” on protecting children's rights
Vatican Radio
(Vatican Radio) A Holy See delegation has concluded a hearing at the United Nations on implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child, describing it as an “important and fruitful, interactive dialogue” on dealing with child protection. Maltese ...

UN's child rights watchdog grills the Vatican over sex abuse by the clergy - Raw Story

Thu, 2014/01/16 - 11:09am

Raw Story

UN's child rights watchdog grills the Vatican over sex abuse by the clergy
Raw Story
Like other signatories of the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Vatican agrees to submit regular reports on its respect for the rules, and to be scrutinised by an 18-member watchdog panel. Thursday's session — a regular review of the ...

Vatican grilled on child abuse by UN watchdog - Channel News Asia

Thu, 2014/01/16 - 9:53am

Channel News Asia

Vatican grilled on child abuse by UN watchdog
Channel News Asia
Like other signatories of the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Vatican agrees to submit regular reports on its respect for the rules, and to be scrutinised by an 18-member watchdog panel. Thursday's session -- a regular review of the ...

UN panel presses Catholic hierarchy on handling of child sex abuse by priests - The Guardian

Thu, 2014/01/16 - 9:48am

The Guardian

UN panel presses Catholic hierarchy on handling of child sex abuse by priests
The Guardian
The delegation's appearance in Geneva was a mandatory part of the Holy See's duties as a signatory of the UN convention on the rights of the child, which it ratified in 1990. The build-up to the hearing had already been hit by controversy when, in ...

Vatican Comes Under UN Scrutiny Over Priest Abuse Scandal - NPR (blog)

Thu, 2014/01/16 - 8:37am

NPR (blog)

Vatican Comes Under UN Scrutiny Over Priest Abuse Scandal
NPR (blog)
The Vatican ratified the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1990, but as the BBC reports, it failed to submit any progress reports until 2012, well after revelations of child sex abuse in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere. "The Holy See gets it ...

Effective Child Protection Measures Needed to Curb Abuse - AllAfrica.com

Thu, 2014/01/16 - 8:11am

Effective Child Protection Measures Needed to Curb Abuse
AllAfrica.com
Underlying concepts and definitions promoted by international conventions such as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child need to be constantly reviewed and monitored by ...

UN committee on sexual abuse grills Vatican officials - CNN

Thu, 2014/01/16 - 8:10am

CNN

UN committee on sexual abuse grills Vatican officials
CNN
He said the body would welcome any suggestions on promoting and respecting children's rights from the panel, the U.N. Committee on the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In a series of hard-hitting questions, committee member Sara Oviedo pressed ...

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Vatican: “No Excuse” for Child Abuse - TIME

Thu, 2014/01/16 - 7:53am

Vatican: “No Excuse” for Child Abuse
TIME
The hearing is part of a U.N. investigation into the Holy See's compliance with the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child. The church sent a five-person delegation to Geneva for the hearings, including its former chief sex-crimes prosecutor ...

UN condemns Vatican over handling of clerical sex abuse of children - The Guardian

Thu, 2014/01/16 - 7:21am

The Guardian

UN condemns Vatican over handling of clerical sex abuse of children
The Guardian
He was responding to questioning over claims that the Vatican had repeatedly failed to abide by terms of the UN convention on the rights of the child, which calls for signatories to take all appropriate measures to keep the young from harm. Critics ...

Geneva: Holy See discusses report on rights of the child at UN - Independent Catholic News

Thu, 2014/01/16 - 7:18am

The Independent

Geneva: Holy See discusses report on rights of the child at UN
Independent Catholic News
The Holy See is discussing a report on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child at the UN in Geneva today. The agreement includes calls for signatories to take all appropriate measures to protect children from harm and to put ...
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Fr Lombardi SJ: Holy See committed to child welfare - Vatican Radio

Thu, 2014/01/16 - 5:34am

Vatican Radio

Fr Lombardi SJ: Holy See committed to child welfare
Vatican Radio
(Vatican Radio) Vatican officials are appearing Thursday before the UN committee in Geneva that is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which the Holy See is a party. The Director of the Press ...

Fr Lombardi SJ: Holy See committed to child welfare - Vatican Radio

Thu, 2014/01/16 - 5:34am

Vatican Radio

Fr Lombardi SJ: Holy See committed to child welfare
Vatican Radio
(Vatican Radio) Vatican officials are appearing Thursday before the UN committee in Geneva that is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which the Holy See is a party. The Director of the Press ...

Archbishop Tomasi on the Holy See's committment to protecting children - Vatican Radio

Thu, 2014/01/16 - 4:19am

Archbishop Tomasi on the Holy See's committment to protecting children
Vatican Radio
(Vatican Radio) The Holy See, like other states have been discussing Thursday, at the United Nations Office in Geneva, a report on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The agreement includes calls for signatories to take all ...

Pope Francis' Vatican to Be Grilled by UN on Child Sex Abuse - TIME

Thu, 2014/01/16 - 2:42am

Pope Francis' Vatican to Be Grilled by UN on Child Sex Abuse
TIME
16, this will come to a head when a U.N. committee concludes its investigation into the Holy See's compliance with the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child. Vatican officials will be subject to a daylong public grilling in Geneva. It's the first ...

Juvenile justice system in urgent need of reforms - The Standard Digital News

Thu, 2014/01/16 - 2:11am

Juvenile justice system in urgent need of reforms
The Standard Digital News
The Kenya Government ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child in the years 1990 and 2000 respectively. By signing this treaty, Kenya is obligated to enact ...

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Vatican faces test of attitude to abuse - BBC News

Thu, 2014/01/16 - 1:58am

BBC News

Vatican faces test of attitude to abuse
BBC News
As a signatory of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, although not a member of the UN, the Vatican is required, at regular intervals, to provide the committee with information on how it is respecting children's rights, and to answer questions ...

UN panel confronts Vatican on child sex abuse by clergy - BBC News

Thu, 2014/01/16 - 12:56am

BBC News

UN panel confronts Vatican on child sex abuse by clergy
BBC News
The Holy See is a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, a legally binding instrument which commits it to protecting and nurturing the most vulnerable in society. Catholic clergy. Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript ...
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