Event: Summer School on the Rights of the Child – 24 to 28 June 2013, Nottingham University

RightsNI is delighted to welcome this guest post from Prof Aoife Nolan. Prof Nolan is Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Nottingham. She has published extensively in the areas of human rights, particularly in relation to economic and social rights and children’s rights, as well as on constitutional law. She was formerly a lecturer at QUB where she was Assistant Director of the Human Rights Centre.

The University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre Summer School on the Rights of the Child  will run from 24 to 28 June 2013 at Nottingham University.

The objective of this exciting and comprehensive programme is to consider issues concerning the rights of the child that are a matter of current  legal, political and societal debate, both internationally and comparatively. These include violence against children, child participation, child poverty, and child rights monitoring and advocacy. There will be devoted sessions to international and regional child rights law, including the work of the international courts and treaty monitoring bodies mandated to consider violations of the rights of the child.

The Summer School faculty are all highly experienced international experts on child rights, with backgrounds in advocacy, research and practice. The Summer School is being led by Professor Aoife Nolan  of Nottingham University School of Law

Members of the Summer School faculty for 2013 include:

Professor Michael Freeman, Emeritus Professor of Law, University College London and Editor of International Journal of Children’s Rights;

Professor Ursula Kilkelly, Head of the Department of Law and Director of the Child Law Clinic, University College Cork;

Professor Laura Lundy , Director of the Centre for Children’s Rights Queen’s University, Belfast;

Professor Dominic McGoldrick, Professor of International Human Rights Law, University of Nottingham;

Dr Benyam Dawit Mezmur , Chairperson of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child of the African Union, and member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child;

Ms Lisa Myers, Director of the NGO group for the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Geneva.

The Summer School is aimed broadly at current and potential professionals in non-governmental organisations, inter-governmental organisations, child rights-focussed national human rights institutions, relevant state bodies, interested academics and students. The training methods include Q and A and group exercises. The working language will be English. All participants will receive an extensive electronic file of resource materials.

For further information, please visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/hrlc/SummerSchool or contact Miss Kobie Neita – +44 (0)115 84 66309