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The plight of child refugees is only one reason why a new approach to children's rights is needed.To mark the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), I, along with this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kailash Satyarthi, and the head of the United Kingdom's Overseas Development Institute, Kevin Watkins, am calling on the world community to offer practical support to the burgeoning civil rights struggle of young people. We can do more to end child labor, child marriage, child trafficking and discrimination against girls, by not only demanding the proper policing of domestic laws, but also by establishing a new International Children's Court, buttressed by a credible reporting and sanctions system.Next month, Satyarthi and the girls' rights leader Malala Yousafzai will receive this year's Nobel Peace Prize, reminding the world that a children's rights struggle is underway – one that is increasingly being led by young people.
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