Between 20, nearly 310,000 young people aged 10 to 17 were stopped and searched by the police; 40% of these were Black children.
In February 2005 the Law Lords rejected the claim from a group of Christian head teachers, teachers and parents of four independent schools that the corporal punishment of children is central to their religious beliefs and to prohibit this in private schools is a violation of their right to practice their religion.
They had been put on trial in court for killing a two year-old, and were just 10 years old when they committed the murder.
The boys' lawyers said that they had not had a fair trial because their case was dealt with in an adult court.
In January 2001 the High Court stopped three powerful news organisations from publishing the details of two 18 year-olds who had served custodial sentences for a murder they committed when they were 10 years old.
The judge said the injunctions were necessary because of "real possibility of serious physical harm and possible death".For more on children’s rights, visit the CRAE website.In January 2010 the European Court of Human Rights said that police blanket 'stop and search' powers, introduced under counter-terrorism legislation, are unlawful as ethnic minorities were disproportionately more likely to be stopped and searched.A letter was also sent to every UK police force explaining why 'stop and searches' that are carried out disproportionately are against the law and what should be done differently in future.Note: These case studies are from the Children’s Right Alliance.An independent psychologist said the boy was functioning between the age of a six and eight year-old.In November 2002 the High Court said children in prison must be given the same protection from abuse and harm as children in families and other institutional settings such as children's homes.The UK Court of Appeal agreed Shabina’s rights had been breached, but then the case went to the House of Lords, which disagreed and said that her rights had not been breached.Even though Shabina lost her final court case, there was a lot of discussion about school uniforms in the newspapers and on TV.The UK Court of Appeal agreed and said that the new law was in direct conflict with human rights law. Two children and an adult got help from lawyers to complain about the police.They had been stopped and searched by the police while at a protest in Kent about protecting the environment.