Conference April 16th 2013

A Conference has been held on Tuesday April 16, 2013 at the Royal Academy of Sciences on the occasion that dr. Philip E. Veerman worked 40 years for (the rights of) children and adolescents. The Conference was organised by the Centre for Children’s rights Amsterdam (CCRA) of the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam together with Bouman mental health in Rotterdam (part of the Antes group).

Report of the conference “Rights of the Child in Theory and in Practice”

On Tuesday, 16 April 2013, the Center for Children's Rights in Amsterdam (CCRA) organised a conference at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, which had as its theme the "Rights of the Child in Theory and in Practice". The conference ☞ Report of the conference “Rights of the Child in Theory and in Practice”

contribution of dr Philip Veerman during the conference of april 16th 2013

If somebody had told my greatgrandparents from my mothers side, Izaak Levison (born in 1850) and Wilhelmina Levison-van Lier (born in 1849) who lived here in Amterdam opposite this building of the KNAW, the Royal Academy of Sciences (at the ☞ contribution of dr Philip Veerman during the conference of april 16th 2013

Child protection against the backdrop of globalisation

It is a great privilege and pleasure for me to contribute to this colloquium in honour of Philip Veerman. Philip and I have known each other for many years, and I have great admiration for his tremendous efforts to ensure a better life for children ☞ Child protection against the backdrop of globalisation

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

Children’s Rights and drugs

Mr. Damon Barrett, LLM (International Centre of Human Rights and Drug Policy) The Convention on the Rights of the Child is unique among the core UN human rights treaties in containing an article dedicated to drug use and the drug trade. Its ☞ Children’s Rights and drugs

Harmful cultural practices

Prof. Michael D. Freeman, Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Children’s Rights, Professor in English Law, Emeritus One of the most controversial provisions in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is in Article 24 [ 3 ]. This ☞ Harmful cultural practices

Help to get it right for children in divorce proceedings

Prof. Philip D. Jaffé, Directeur Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch The child between meaningful participant and new family warrior: how forensic psychologists can help to get it right for children in separtation and divorce proceedings This ☞ Help to get it right for children in divorce proceedings

The Convention of the Rights of the Child and The Hague Conventions

Dr. Hans van Loon, Secretary General Hague Conference on Private International Law The interplay between the crc and the hague conventions on child protection, against the backdrop of globalisaton The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) ☞ The Convention of the Rights of the Child and The Hague Conventions

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