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 Prof Julia Sloth-Nielsen presents an inaugural lecture at the University of Leiden, Netherlands

​Prof Julia Sloth-Nielsen presents an inaugural lecture at the University of  Leiden, Netherlands 


Prof Sloth-Nielsen, from the Faculty of Law, was invited to the University of Leiden which is home to one of the most prestigious Law Schools in the world, to present an inaugural lecture at the 25th Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The lecture is entitled ‘Global, Regional and Sub-regional? Prospects and pitfalls for children's rights in the future.’ The context for this topic is the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which is the landmark treaty that recognised children as bearers of human rights.

The United Nation’s CRC is the most extensively ratified human rights treaty in the world and was adopted on November 20, 1989. The CRC's 25th anniversary presents a unique opportunity to take stock of the impact it has had and to provide a platform for reflection about the future of children’s rights implementation.

 The celebration is marked by the conference in Leiden, which has attracted more than 180 papers and more than 380 participants from around the globe. According to Prof Sloth-Nielsen her inaugural lecture focused on the emerging children's rights work of regional systems such as the African Union, The Council of Europe, the Organisation of American States and other smaller sub-regional groups, such as the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

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