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International Conference “Localizing Children’s Rights”

The Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch (IUKB) and the University of Fribourg Switzerland are organising an International Conference;Localizing Children's Rights; on Saturday 15 November 2008. The conference aims to contrast ideas and concepts as well as to facilitate an exchange of information between researchers,professionals and students working in the interdisciplinary children's rights field.

A particular emphasis will be given to how children’s rights are contextualised and localised in a variety of legal and social arenas pertaining to children's rights. Ms Hina Jilani (Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and Special Representative of the Secretary General on Human Rights Defenders from 2000 until April 2008) will deliver a key note address on ‘Localizing Children’s Rights’. During the working group sessions, graduate students that participated in the Master of Advanced Studies in Children’s Rights will debate about the complexity of localizing children’s rights via the discussion of their research findings.

Persons interested in attending the conference are required to register on beforehand by e-mail. Please click here for more information>>

Participation in the conference is free. Please note that the conference organisers will not be able to provide assistance with visa, travel or accommodation arrangements.

Contact Information:

Sarah Bruchez Programme Secretary;
Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch (IUKB)
Children's Rights Unit / MCR; P.O. Box 4176 
CH - 1950 Sion;
Tel. +41 (0)27 205 73 00
Fax +41(0)27 205 73 01;
E-mail mcr [at]

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Published Nov. 3, 2008 11:54 AM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 2:47 PM