Workshop: Key challenges in children’s rights

Event date: 
2 Feb 2017
9:30am to 5:30pm
Staff common room, Level 2, UNSW Law
Children's rights

The Australian Human Rights Centre will host a one-day workshop that will bring together academics and civil society professionals to discuss contemporary challenges to the protection and realisation of children’s rights in Australia and beyond. The workshop will create a unique space for conversations between the participants, with only two papers per session. The day will be concluded with a keynote paper delivered by Professor Aoife Nolan (Nottingham University) titled Child Poverty, Child Rights and Development.

The workshop is free with limited places available, and registration is essential. 

09:30 Welcome and Acknowledgment
09:40 - 09:50

Megan Mitchell, National Children’s Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission, Promoting Children’s Rights

09:50-11:10 Session 1

Elizabeth Handsley, Flinders University, Food Marketing, Article 17 and the Children's Rights and Business Principles.
Anna Cody, Director, Kingsford Legal Centre. Housing, Education and Poverty: How Does the Law Fail Children in Practice?
11:10-11:30 Break

11:30 – 13:00 Session 2
Chris Cunneen, UNSW, Enduring Violations: Indigenous Children and Juvenile Justice.
Meda Couzens, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Looking Beyond Justiciability: The Contribution of the Human Rights Commission and the Public Protector to Protecting the Socio-Economic Rights of Children in South Africa
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Session 3
Madeline Gleeson, Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, No Place for a Child: Refugee Processing in Nauru and PNG
Unni Krishnan, Save the Children Australia, Saving Lives and Protecting Rights: Save the Children’s Emergency Health Unit.
15:30-16:00 Afternoon tea

16:00 – 17:15 Keynote paper
Aoife Nolan, Nottingham University, Child Poverty, Child Rights and Development

Photo © UN Photo/Mark Garten