Votes at 16, yes. But children need more rights than that (The Guardian)

It doesn’t help the cause of children’s rights that many people have never heard of them. Almost a century after the first “children’s charter” was drafted by the English social reformer Eglantyne Jebb, the phrase “children’s rights” still has an abstract ring. Reach for a utopian vision of liberated children in charge of their destinies and you bump up against William Golding’s dystopian Lord of the Flies.

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Tom Mauchline