News Local Child commissioner 'concerned' over racist abuse, says privacy of child must be...

Child commissioner ‘concerned’ over racist abuse, says privacy of child must be protected

Newly appointed child commissioner Despo Michaelidou has expressed “deep concern” over an incident in a Larnaca car park where a woman of a different ethnic origin is subjected to vulgar verbal abuse and racist speech in front of a child.

And she called on all those responsible to take the necessary steps to protect the private life of the child.

In a written statement, Michaelides cites the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which obliges all signatories to protect children against all forms of discrimination or punishment based on the activities, views or convictions of their parents, legal guardians or members of their family.

Society has an obligation to prepare a child to be responsible, tolerant and understanding of all people and ethnic and religious groups.

Respect for diversity and protection against discrimination is protected by human rights conventions. Fighting hate speech should be a personal commitment and daily responsibility of everyone, she added.

Society has an obligation to stop any such phenomena so as to build a culture of peace, solidarity, acceptance of diversity and protection of human rights at all levels, the commissioner said.

Parents and society more generally should refrain from such behaviour and protect children.

Michaelides said that a child had an inalienable right of protection of his private life, therefore the way this incident is publicised requires special care.

“As such the Commissioner calls on all those responsible to take all the required measures to protect the private life of the child, even after the event,” she concluded.

Read more

https://in-cyprus.com/ombudsman-condemns-racist-abuse-as-police-investigate-larnaca-car-park-incident/

Top Stories

Anastasiades unveils new package to boost economy

  President Nicos Anastasiades on Wednesday announced a new package of 10 measures to help the economy through the coronavirus crisis that includes liquidity, guarantees...

NPLs in the Cyprus banking system decline below €9 billion

Non-performing loans (NPLs) in the Cypriot banking system declined to €8.97 billion in the end of 2019, with the NPL rate amounting to 27.9%...

Prodromou says no intention to discriminate against disabled pupils, asks parents to work with experts on solutions

Education Minister Prodromos Prodromou addressed anew on Wednesday the backlash that followed an announcement on May 20 that children with disabilities were not to...

No new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday

  There were no new Covid-19 cases in Cyprus on Wednesday the Health Ministry said, only the second time of zero cases since the start...

Paphos most booked holiday destination for Britons in April, May 2021

  Paphos is the most booked destination for British holidaymakers in April and May next year, the Daily Mail reported on Wednesday citing data collected...

Taste

Traditional salads that will blow your mind away

This traditional salads will make you actually love salads! Cyprus may be famous for souvla and kleftiko but if you try the traditional salads with...

Honey Balls

As you stroll down Onasagorou street in the old city of Nicosia and suddenly feel the need for something sweet, follow the smell of...

Octopus with Oregano

Ingredients: (Serves 4) 1 kg octopus ½ tsp dry oregano Pepper 3 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice Preparation: Clean the octopus thoroughly under cold running water. Place the octopus...

Fish meatballs

In a bowl, mix the finely chopped onion and parsley. Boil the fish, cut into small pieces and add to the bowl. Add salt...