OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES: IMPLEMENTING THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
This interdisciplinary conference aims to bring together scholars to explore key issues, opportunities and challenges in implementing the UNCRC. In particular we are interested in exploring the gap between children’s rights standards as set out by the UNCRC and the active implementation of the UNCRC rights within States Parties.
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY BELFAST Jun 1 - 2, 2011. Deadline for submission of abstracts is 1 March 2011.
How can we best establish and enforce children's rights in national and international law? To what extent has the UNCRC been used in litigation and individual complaints? Will the proposed communication procedure make a difference? What role does children’s rights education play in enabling children to exercise their rights and duty bearers to fulfil their obligations? How can we best monitor implementation of children’s rights? How effective is the Committee on the Rights of the Child? What role is played by the independent Ombudsmen? How do children participate in monitoring and implementation processes at national and international levels? What are children’s right indicators, how are they developed and what role do indicators play in monitoring implementation of the UNCRC?