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ISS/IRC Monthly Review for February: Moving Forward - Implementing children's rights in the framework of alternative care

Black letter laws and international standards are the first step towards better protections for children; yet, unless they are effectively applied, they remain legal prose with no practical value.

The Moving Forward website is currently under development, but will be live from 7 March 2013.This website will include details on how to access the handbook as well as contact details for further information. Launches in New York, Asia, Africa and Latin America are in course of preparation.

The handbook for the implementation of the UN-approved alternative care Guidelines is the first global resource of its kind  and will launch on 7 March at the Human Rights Council in Geneva and online in English, French, Spanish and Russian at

Past ISS/IRC Monthly Reviews:

N° 2013.1: Are the best interests of the child always best?
This Monthly Review covers multiple articles that show, to some degree, how the best interest principle can be misunderstood and misconstrued, resulting in grave consequences for the children in question.

N° 2012.11-12: The ISS/IRC in 2012: Achievements and the challenges ahead
The ISS/IRC would like to end the year with an assessment of all the activities and projects carried out successfully in 2012 and to present its future plans for the protection of children deprived of their family.

N° 2012.10: 2011 statistics: The decline continues
As it does every year, the ISS/IRC has compiled the statistics from the 12 leading receiving countries in matters of intercountry adoption and provides an analysis of the resulting trends.


Tags: ["moving forward", "alternative care", "website", "guidelines", "implementation"]
Published Mar. 5, 2013 4:07 PM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 3:30 PM