About this website

What can you expect here? There are many organisations working for children’s rights and they all have websites (some you can find under links here). So what will this website add? This website has the perspective of psychologist and educator Philip Veerman. Veerman was part of many developments: in 1970 most emotionally disturbed children in ☞ About this website

Dr. P. E. Veerman

Dr. Veerman holds degrees in psychology, education, social work and human rights. He is an expert in children’s rights, child protection, forensic psychology, history of education, international human rights, and international cooperation. He wrote a doctoral dissertation in the field on the rights of the child. In addition he did research and advocacy work (among ☞ Dr. P. E. Veerman

2 juli 2018: Philip Veerman is gz-psychologist at RIO zorg

Starting on 2 juli 2018 Philip Veerman is a GZ-psychologist at RIO zorg. ☞ 2 juli 2018: Philip Veerman is gz-psychologist at RIO zorg

Law proposal in Iceland heats up: Children’s rights debate on circumcision not on ice

The Icelandic Parliament made headlines with a law proposal by one of its MPs that if parents want to organize a circumcision for their boy, they first have to ask permission of the child. Since the rite is performed by Jews on the infant’s eighth ☞ Law proposal in Iceland heats up: Children’s rights debate on circumcision not on ice

The Israeli Children’s Rights Monitor

In 1988 I was doing research in Israel for my dissertation on the Polish-Jewish educator and pediatrician Janusz Korczak I interviewed people who had been in children’s home that existed between 1912 and 1942). The work of Korczak (also a pioneer in ☞ The Israeli Children’s Rights Monitor

An African and International Perspective on Children’s Rights

Already more than two years ago, Dr. Benyam Dawit Mezmur agreed to be interviewed for this volume of the The International Journal of Children’s Rights, but when and where to meet was not so easy. Then suddenly we were both speaking at the same ☞ An African and International Perspective on Children’s Rights

Children’s Rights in Health Care

Subsequent to the University of Groningen’s Honours College Program, entitled Children's Rights in Health Care, the need to publish the lecture contributions to this Program was generally expressed and confirmed by its participants. The Program, ☞ Children’s Rights in Health Care

8th International Korczak Conferece

"Thanks to theory, I know. Thanks to practice, I feel" Janusz Korczak, The Special School 1925 Learn from leading thinkers and innovators inspired by the philosophy, life and work of Janusz Korczak. The theme of the conference is: The Child; ☞ 8th International Korczak Conferece

Job positions and board memberships

July 2017 - present Psychologist at De Juttters in The Hague January 2017 - July 2017 Psychologist at Kick Your Habits March 2017 - present Chartered member of BPS, the British Psychological Society June 2016 - present Board member of ☞ Job positions and board memberships

Taking Stock after 25 Years and Looking Ahead

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Taking Stock after 25 Years and Looking Ahead Edited by Prof. Ton Liefaard, Leiden University, the Netherlands and Prof. Julia Sloth-Nielsen, University of the Western Cape, South ☞ Taking Stock after 25 Years and Looking Ahead

youth care and child protection agencies can’t stay behind

The definition of a child as ‘a human being untill 18 years of age’ has been overtaken by new knowledge as a result of brain research, and new insights from developmental psychology and societal circumstances. Philip Veerman and Peter Greeven (in ☞ youth care and child protection agencies can’t stay behind

Stretching the border of childhood and adulthood is necessary

Article in Jeugdbeleid by Peter Greeven and Philip Veerman Published: 07 June 2016 The definition of a child as ‘a human being untill 18 years of age’ has been overtaken by new knowledge as a result of brain research, new insights from ☞ Stretching the border of childhood and adulthood is necessary