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

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

 02 December 2010. 17:30 to 19:00 , Nunn Hall, Institute of Education

 Peter Newell.  OPEN LECTURE. 7th annual Allan Levy Memorial Lecture

 The adoption and almost universal ratification of the CRC brought a new era and great expectations for children’s rights… but in reality it seems that children’s rights advocacy is still in its infancy, with governments getting away with picking and choosing which rights to respect, little understanding or use of the Convention as the legal instrument which it is, a consequential lack of real remedies for children whose rights are violated and little progress on some issues which seriously challenge traditional attitudes to and treatment of children. Peter will discuss what more can be done now to make the next decade one in which the CRC is taken seriously.

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.


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