Posts tagged as minors

Estonia transposes directive on protection of EU financial interests into national law

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Estonian government at a sitting on Thursday decided to amend the Penal Code and relating laws to transpose into national legislation two directives of the European Union — one on the protection of the Union’s financial interests and the other on the rights of minors who are suspects or accused persons in criminal proceedings. By adopting the EU directives, investigating crimes with an adverse effect on the Union’s financial…

Irish NGO Urges Vatican to Take Steps on Child Protection Amid New Abuse Scandal

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Pope Francis must further elaborate on how the Vatican could move beyond “palliatives” and resolve ongoing abuse scandals currently rocking the Church across the world, Deirdre Kenny, the advocacy director for the Irish One in Four non-governmental organization. Pope Francis will arrive in Ireland on Saturday and is expected to meet with survivors of clerical sexual abuse during the visit in an apparent bid to initiate direct dialogue and potential reconciliation. On Monday, the pope released an open…

German military turns to under 18s to boost recruitment

By Riham Alkousaa on Friday, August 24, 2018

When Marlon finished high school in Germany, a military career seemed far more appealing than working on a car production line. So, a few months before he turned 18, he joined the German army, becoming one of more than 10,000 minors to sign up since mandatory military service ended in 2011. “I wanted to experience something and to get to know my own limits, to see how far I can…

Estonian prosecutor general: Priorities are children, economy, security

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The priorities of the Estonian Prosecutor’s Office are still children, the economy, security and international cooperation, Prosecutor General Lavly Perling said on Tuesday when giving an overview of the office’s last year’s activities at the parliamentary constitutional committee. Chairman of the committee Marko Pomerants said that while at present the prosecutor general only reports to the constitutional committee, it would be better if the annual overview would be given to…