Saturday, March 13, 2010

Write On! Derry children's rights conference

(Write On! is an occasional item about notable calls for papers.) Papers are being sought for the regional conference of the International Society of Family Law, to be held June 18-20, 2010, at the School of Law, Magee, University of Ulster, Derry, N. Ireland. The theme of this multidisciplinary conferencem involving academics, practitioners, and students from in law, social work, and child protection, is "The Children's Convention at 21: The Rights of the Child Come of Age?"
Among the topics to be addressed:
► Domestic interpretation and implementation of the Children's Convention
► Juvenile justice
► Child protection
► Adoption/fostering and special guardianship
► Immigration
► Children's health
► 'Family life' and children's rights
► Children's rights as socioeconomic rights
► Parents' rights
Confirmed participants include: Patricia Lewsley (top right), the Belfast-based Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children & Young People; Emily Logan (left), the Dublin-based Ombudsman for Children; and Dr. Ursula Kilkelly (below right), Faculty of Law, University College, Cork.
Abstracts of approximately 250 words should be e-mailed to the Conference at childrensrights@ulster.ac.uk. Deadline for submission of abstracts is April 16, 2010; conference details are here.


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