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ROCK Annual Conference 2018

12.12.18 9:30 am
12.12.18 3:30 pm

Temple of Peace,

The Rights of the Child UK (ROCK)

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Join us to explore how domestic law can be used to progress the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Through speaker presentations and discussion throughout the day, the conference will look at:

  • Developments that are currently taking place across Wales, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and aboard to embed the UNCRC into law and policy;
  • Threats to existing legal protections of children’s rights
  • Opportunities to further legal protections of children’s rights under the UNCRC

Confirmed speakers for the event include:

  • Huw Irranca-Davies AM, Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care
  • Kirsten Sandberg, Member and previous Chair of the UNCRC Committee, Professor of Law at the University of Oslo
  • Professor Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales
  • Deborah McMillan, Children’s Commissioner for Jersey
  • Dr Simon Hoffman, Associate Professor, College of Law and Criminology, Swansea University
  • Representatives from the Welsh Youth Parliament
  • Louise King, Director, Children’s Rights Alliance for England
  • Juliet Harris, Director, Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights)
  • Sean O’Neill, Policy Director, Children in Wales, Wales UNCRC Monitoring Group
  • Karin Odquist Drackner, Senior Child Rights Legal Officer, UNICEF Sweden

Who should attend

ROCK’s Annual Conference is open to all those with an interest in furthering children’s rights across the UK including NGOs, young people, academics, lawyers, office of Children’s Commissioners, think tanks, civil servants, government representatives, parliamentarians and policy-makers.
Register your interest

There is no fee for the conference but you must register your interest. Places are limited.

Places will be confirmed 4 weeks in advance of the Conference.

Priority will be given to ROCK members. Please wait for confirmation before making travel arrangements.

Find out more about the conference and register your interest here!

If you require further information about the conference please contact maria@togetherscotland.org.uk  or call 0131 337 9015.

ABOUT: The Rights of the Child UK (ROCK) is a coalition of voluntary organisations and individuals from across the UK whose goal is to achieve full incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into UK law.

Steering group members are Wales UNCRC Monitoring Group-Children in Wales, Children’s Rights Alliance England, Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights) and UNICEF UK


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