A new agenda for children's rights

Event date: 
19 Oct 2015
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Dean's Boardroom, Level 2, UNSW Law
Children's rights
Noam Peleg and Wouter Vandenhole
Experts on children's rights
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This seminar, featuring two internationally recognised experts on children’s rights, will consider contemporary challenges to protecting children’s rights, including migration, sustainable development goals, and children and poverty.
The speakers: 

Wouter Vandenhole has held the chair in human rights and the UNICEF chair in children’s rights – a joint venture of the University of Antwerp and UNICEF Belgium – at the Faculty of Law, University of Antwerp since 2007. He is also the research director of the Faculty’s Law and Development Research Group. Wouter’s research and expertise on children’s rights has led to consultancies in many countries, including for the Flemish parliament and administration (on the children’s rights commissioner and child impact assessment), UNICEF (curriculum development), UNESCO (a manual on a rights-based approach), the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (reporting and children’s rights manual), and national governments across Europe (Estonia, Norway and Sweden). His children’s rights work focuses on migration, poverty and development.
Noam Peleg is a lecturer at UNSW Law. He was previously a research fellow at the Minerva Centre of Human Rights at the Hebrew University and a Postdoctoral Fellow at University College London. Noam’s main research and teaching interests are in international children’s rights law, family law, international human rights law, socio legal studies, gender and the law and law & development. He has published and presented widely on children’s rights matters, and consulted non-governmental organisations on various children’s law related issues. His forthcoming books include The Child’s Right to Development (Cambridge University Press), and Commentary on Article 30 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Brill). Before moving to academia, Noam practised in a number of human rights NGOs, focusing on representing children in courts, and in litigation humanitarian law cases at the Supreme Court of Israel.