Publications in English by Dr. Philip Veerman

For a list of publications in Dutch please check the Dutch version of this website.

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

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

Book review: Article 33: Protection from Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, by Aoife Daly

Written by by Aoife Daly, University of Liverpool, School of Law and Social Justice Review of: D. Barrett and P.Veerman, "Article 33: Protection from Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances; in A. Alen, J. Vande Lanotte, E. Verhellen, F. Ang, ☞ Book review: Article 33: Protection from Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, by Aoife Daly

The Future of Children’s Rights

Edited by Michael Freeman This volume is in part intended to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. We are now a generation on from its formulation, and, as this varied collection of articles by ☞ The Future of Children’s Rights

A critical review of the ‘Special Session’

Nearly 200 world leaders and a staggering 3,683 nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) are invited to participate in New York in the United Nations Special Session of the General Assembly on Children in September. The purpose is to reconfirm a global ☞ A critical review of the ‘Special Session’

Fighter for the rights of the child

Author: Korczak, Janusz Publication info: The Jerusalem Post (1950-1988) [Jerusalem, Israel] 14 June 1985: 17. Abstract: In 1912 a Jewish orphanage opened its doors on Krochmalnastreet in Warsaw, with room for About 100 children. In the 30 ☞ Fighter for the rights of the child