Children’s rights in theory and practice


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

Michael Freeman Hamlyn lecture at UCL

Michael Freeman Hamlyn lecture at UCL

It is incredible to see how Michael Freeman (introduced here by Lord Wolf) does not slow down not even by Parkinsins disease (I write this because if you watch it, it is an explanatiion of all his bodymovements). Extremely interesting content for those interested in...

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The Future of Children’s Rights

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 leading thinkers in...

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Happy Universal Children’s Day!

Happy Universal Children’s Day!

In case you did not know: November 20 is Universal Children’s Day. On 14 December 1954 the UN General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children’s Day “as a day of world-wide fraternity and understanding between children and of activity...

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Two ‘salonchildren’

Two ‘salonchildren’

Every day the newspapers are full with news in which children and adolescents play a role or where the described developments has great consequences for them. Even if children flee away from wartorn countries to places which are more safe, their situation hardly gets...

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Child protection against the backdrop of globalisation

Child protection against the backdrop of globalisation

It is a great privilege and pleasure for me to contribute to this colloquium in honour of Philip Veerman. Philip and I have known each other for many years, and I have great admiration for his tremendous efforts to ensure a better life for children around the world....

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A critical review of the ‘Special Session’

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 commitment to...

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