Making children’s rights real: the UN CRC as a legal instrument.

7th annual Allan Levy Memorial Lecture
Institute of Education, University of London
20 Bedford Way, London WC1H OAL, UK
NUNN HALL Thursday, 2nd December 2010, 5:30—7pm. PETER NEWELL

Making children’s rights real: the UN CRC as a legal instrument

Peter Newell is coordinator of the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children  and the UK-based Children are Unbeatable! Alliance, campaigning to achieve children’s right to equal protection from assault. He was involved in the UN Secretary-General’s Study on Violence Against Children and is co-chair of the International NGO Advisory Council for follow-up to the Study; he is also Adviser to the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children (ENOC). He chairs the Council of the Child Rights Information Network – CRIN, and is Vice President of the NGO Group for the CRC. He is co-author of UNICEF’s Implementation Handbook for the Convention on the Rights of the Child.


The lecture is linked to the Institute of Education’s MA Sociology of Childhood and Children’s Rights  and the module ‘Theories of Childhood and Children’s Rights’. For details see

No need to book a place, but if you have any queries, please contact Ginny Morrow,

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