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

The child and the disoriented time

Dr. Daniel S. Halpérin, Paediatrician in Geneva, Switzerland, Chairman of the Swiss Janusz Korczak Association We live in a time of speed and hurry. Our perception of time no longer is what it was during centuries when it was frozen in an unchanging ☞ The child and the disoriented time

Programme of the conference of April 16th 2013

Programme 9.00            Registration and coffee 9.30            First Session Chair of the First session:  Ms. dr. Coby de Graaf Dr. Hans van Loon: “The interplay between the Convention of the Right of the Child and the Hague ☞ Programme of the conference of April 16th 2013

Oral Statement at the United Nations

The Second Substantive Session of the PrepComm for the General Assembly's Special Session on Children. -- Madame Chair, Members of the Bureau, Honourable Delegates, NGO-colleagues. The NGO which I am representing here is a network of 70 sections ☞ Oral Statement at the United Nations

The Children’s Rights crisis in Sierra Leone

In 1983 Defence for Children International (DCI) published the first issue o{ the International Chillren's Rights Monitor. The Monitor, created as an advocacy tool for fueling and enlarging the debate on the rights of the child, offered various kinds ☞ The Children’s Rights crisis in Sierra Leone

Hospital and Handcuffs

How two wounded Palestinian youths were handcuffed to their beds in Hadassah Hospital by Guy Hessel in: Palestine Israel Journal Vol.3 Nos. 3 & 4 1996 On Wednesday, October 9, 1996, 14-year-old Mu'taz Jaradat and 17-year-old Ghaleb ☞ Hospital and Handcuffs

Message from the Chairman and the Founder

Book review: Hugh Starkey et al, “The Challenge of Human Rights education, in”: The International Journal of Children’s Rights, nos. 3-4, vol. 1, 1993. Authors: Michael D. Longford1 and Philip E. Veerman Source: The International Journal of ☞ Message from the Chairman and the Founder

The battle to defend the weak

AS Eli, the Israel Association for Child Protection, holds an international conference on child abuse this week in Jerusalem, the West is looking at Israel's progressive legislation in the areas of sexual abuse. In 1955, the Knesset passed a law ☞ The battle to defend the weak

Challenge to our image of childhood

IN A RECENT article Z.W. Falk, an Emeritus Professor in Family Law of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem ('End the Children's Crusade,' The Jerusalem Post, August 3, 1989) points a finger at Arab organizations in the West Bank and Gaza for "the ☞ Challenge to our image of childhood

On Israel’s declaration on the rights of the child

THE "ISRAELI DECLARATION on the Rights of the Child" is to be signed today at the President's Residence in Jerusalem by the president's wife, Mrs. Aura Herzog. The Equal Opportunity Fund for Early Childhood Education and Care and the National Council ☞ On Israel’s declaration on the rights of the child