Children’s Rights in a Globalized world: From Principles to Practice
Final report from the 2010 edition of the International Interdisciplinary Course On Children’s Rights.
The starting point of the 2010 edition of the International Interdisciplinary Course On Children’s Rights (ICCR) was the recognition that the expansion and deepening of globalization results in the challenges of poverty, environmental degradation, child soldiering, child labour and migration assuming a new dimension. Globalization and the dispersion of power mean that today, states are only one among many actors. These developments challenge the concept of children’s rights and ask for critical reflection on the role of children’s rights as leverage for societal change. The reality of children’s rights is much richer than
a legal instrument and its implementation. The organizers believed that in order to turn principles into practice, a multidisciplinary approach, which allowed for multiple interpretations of children’s rights, was needed.