Category Archives: Human Rights

Child migration and the conscience of a nation

Handout shows unaccompanied migrant children at a Department of Health and Human Services facility in south Texas

Handout shows unaccompanied migrant children at a Department of Health and Human Services facility in south Texas.

 

 

 

Tens of thousands of children are risking their lives on a journey from Central America to the US-Mexico border. Their hope is asylum, or mercy, which would allow them to root themselves on American soil. From Oct. 1 to June 15, more than 52,000 unaccompanied youth were detained, and thousands of others have arrived with family . . .

Click here to read the writer’s thoughts on humane treatment of child migrants, a reflection of a healthy national conscience.

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China amends one-child policy, abolishes labor re-education camps

Poster promoting the one-child policy, 1986. (Photo: Hidden Harmonies China Blog)

Poster promoting the one-child policy, 1986. (Photo: Hidden Harmonies China Blog)

 

 

 

On Saturday, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress passed resolutions to amend China’s one-child policy. The resolution is equivalent to a legal document in China. Reforms were also implemented on the re-education through labor, or laojiao, camps…

Click here to read about China’s amendments to its one-child policy and re-education through labor camps.