Children’s rights in theory and practice


ChildRightsFocus
is the website of dr. Philip E. Veerman, children’s rights expert. On this website you will find articles and publications by Dr. Philip E. Veerman about children’s rights and announcements of symposia and conferences in the field of (international) children’s rights.

Minister for children badly needed

Minister for children badly needed

Abuses (such as children waiting too long for help) must be resolved. The mammoth tanker 'Decentralization' needs to change course and a special minister should lead that process, says Philip Veerman in his opinion piece in Den Haag Centraal. Informator Herman Tjeenk...

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Minister for children! Sign the petition

Minister for children! Sign the petition

We organize our society in such a way that a quarter of a million children live in poverty, that children in psychological distress, children who are suicidal are on waiting lists, that a large number of children are neglected, maltreated and abused, that there are...

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Minister for Children – the next step with a plea

As in Ireland, we aim to appoint a Minister for Children in the Netherlands as well. Do you endorse this plea? Then share it via a message on LinkedIn and in your network. Then it has a "snowball effect". Do you want to join this movement? Let us know by commenting on...

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the problem of homeless adolescents and young adults

the problem of homeless adolescents and young adults

In an interview that I gave to the weekly 'Den Haag Centraal' about the problem of homeless adolescents and young adults, I expressed the hope that the new mayor of the Hague, Jan van Zanen, would do something about it. Then the mayor called and asked if he could...

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Foto: Pauline van de Stadt

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...

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