Just for Kids Law argues tactic contravenes UN convention on the rights of the child

Human rights lawyers have been crowdfunding for a judicial review to challenge the government’s use of child spies, arguing that the tactic was incompatible with the UN convention on the rights of the child.

Just for Kids Law, a charity that represents, advises and supports children in legal difficulty, has issued a pre-action letter to the Home Office raising concerns over the practice, which has been condemned by politicians and human rights groups.

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