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 – 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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“Should education become more inclusive?”

“Should education become more inclusive?”

On November 16 the Dutch Parliament debates on the question if education should become more inclusive. According to Philip Veerman bringing regular and special education closer to each other is a good idea, but if inclusive education means doing away with special...

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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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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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