Children’s rights in theory and practice


ChildRightsFocus
 is the website of dr. Philip E. Veerman, children’s rights expert.

Is religion a friend or foe of children’s rights?

Is religion a friend or foe of children’s rights?

May 2020 - New publication by Philip E. Veerman in 'Droits de l'enfant et croyances religieuses: Autonomie, éducation, tradition' published  and edited by Centre Interfacultaire en droits de l'enfant of the Genève University. Read the article (pdf)

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Book Review by Philip Veerman

A Disease Called Childhood; Why adhd Became An American Epidemic written by Marilyn Wedge The starting point of the book, A Disease Ca/led Childhood; Why adhd Became An American Epidemie, is that the AD HD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder)-diagnosis and...

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“Exploitation is lurking everywhere”

“Exploitation is lurking everywhere”

Says Philip Veerman in his opinion piece in Den Haag Centraal. On June 23, the municipality presented an action program to tackle human trafficking. Expert Philip Veerman studied the plans and spoke to employees of SHOP (an organization that does care coordination in...

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International commitment to children’s rights

International commitment to children’s rights

Interview with Philip Veerman in: Benjamin summer 2020 "I was captivated by the image of Janusz Korczak and his children" Children's rights: also a current topic recently, due to the extra pressure that the coronavirus has placed on children in vulnerable situations....

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The ongoing battle against recruitment of child soldiers

The ongoing battle against recruitment of child soldiers

Philip Veerman wrote a chapter in 'The Rights of the Child and Human Dignity' (Rechten van het kind en waardigheid') by Ars Aequi Publishers. An evaluation of the international community’s attempt to devise a ‘carrot and stick’ approach for global implementation to...

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Dr. P. E. Veerman

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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