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

Proper care for children in care

Author: Veerman, Philip; Weiner, Anita Publication info: The Jerusalem Post (1950-1988) [Jerusalem, Israel] 23 Nov 1987: 8. ProQuest document link Abstract: DURING THE past few weeks, a series of abuses in children's homes has been given ☞ Proper care for children in care

Children and the cycle of violence

On October 17, just after the Sharm e-Sheikh Summit, Olara Ottunu, special representative of the Secretary- General for Children in Armed Conflict, stated that "a tragic cycle of violence has marked generations of young people in Gaza, the West Bank, ☞ Children and the cycle of violence

Beware mines!

Readers' Letters Sir, - Hats off to my colleagues of the animal-rights group who saved a camel with a big crane from a mine field near the border with Jordan. Now we learned that wild camels can get hurt by mines. What is, however, little known is ☞ Beware mines!

Mental health begins at home

There's something wrong with a system that sends emotionally disturbed children to psychiatric hospitals. Philip Veerman is coordinator of the Israel Section of Defense for Children International. Yair Ronnen is an attorney representing children in ☞ Mental health begins at home

A tool for teaching Human Rights

For two decades, the world community has been witnessing an "explosion" in international human rights law and remedies. Indeed, the human rights revolution has led Father Robert Drinan, one of the leading scholar-advocates of human rights, to comment ☞ A tool for teaching Human Rights

Should the International Criminal Court also be a Development Agency?

Published in : Crime & Justice International, 2005 A proposed visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by the Altus Global Alliance to encourage police reform there is a starting point for reflection on, respectively, the issue of ☞ Should the International Criminal Court also be a Development Agency?

Janusz Korczak

Publications about Janusz Korczak by Philip Veerman: 1990: In the shadow of Januzs Korczak - The story of Stefania Wilczynska Download the article: In the shadow of Januzs Korczak - The story of Stefania Wilczynska (.pdf, 549kb) 1987: Janusz ☞ Janusz Korczak

Applying CRC to the Work with Young People and Drugs

In the field of international human rights law the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has been one of the most influential treaties. It was adopted by the UN General Assembly on November 20, 1989 after ten years of drafting and today this ☞ Applying CRC to the Work with Young People and Drugs

Towards More Effective Prevention of Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers

Prevention lies at the heart of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in Armed Conflict (OPAC). Yet in spite of the fact that 150 states are now party to the Protocol, effective prevention ☞ Towards More Effective Prevention of Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers

NGO Comments on Israeli State Report

This NGO Report was prepared by Defense for Children International – Israel in consultation with members of the Israeli Children’s Rights Coalition. However, this report represents the views of DCI – Israel alone. Members of the Israel Children’s ☞ NGO Comments on Israeli State Report