Children’s rights in theory and practice

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.

Recent articles

Defending children’s rights

Defending children’s rights

Evaluating the decision by the Ministry of Defence to declare DCI-Palestine a ‘terrorist organisation’ In 1988 I founded the Israeli-Section of Defence for Children International (DCI) and struggled 17 years to get funding and run the organisation. We successfully lobbied for Israel’s signing and...

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“Nitrous oxide is not for laughing”

“Nitrous oxide is not for laughing”

The lack of enforcement of the Hague ban on nitrous oxide contributes to making young people think more easily about drug use, says health care psychologist Philip Veerman in his opinion piece in The Hague Central. The developments around nitrous oxide have been rapid in recent years. A few years...

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Older article suddenly up to date

Older article suddenly up to date

Sometimes old articles I wrote are suddenly again up to date. An example is my article from 1990 in the Jerusalem Post. In 1990 I was lobbying that Israel would ratify the Hague Child Abduction Convention. The article helped. In May 1991 I was invited by Uzi Landau, member of the Constitution, Law...

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Support for young carers in The Hague

Support for young carers in The Hague

A forgotten group of young people is supported by the Project 'Young carers' in The Hague. Gz psychologist Philip Veerman talks to one of these young people in 'Den Haag Centraal' and describes why more attention for this group is important. Andjenie says that she is happy that there is finally...

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Philip Edmond Veerman

Philip Edmond Veerman (Amsterdam, 28 juni 1948) is an expert in children’s rights, health-psychology and (special) education. He initiated several new child welfare organisations in the Netherlands and developed international children’s rights initiatives. For his 40 years of efforts to promote children’s rights he was given a Royal distinction, when in 2015 he became Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau.