ROCK event: Placing Children's Rights at the heart of UK Law

Countries: England, Northern Irealnd, Scotland, UK and Wales

3rd February 2015

Placing the human rights of children in the heart of UK law
An event to review the progress, set out challenges and learn lessons from across the UK in incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into law.

Sessions include:
-Incorporation progress across the UK, with perspectives from Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England.
-Setting out the challenges to incorporation.
-Models and arguements around incorpoating economic, social and cultural rights.

Speakers include:
-Jamie Burton Doughty Street Chambers
-Juliet Harris Together (Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights)
-Dr Simon Hoffman Wales Observatory on the Human Rights of Children and Young People
-Sanchita Hosali British Institute for Human Rights
-Professor Aoife Nolan Nottingham University
-Alex Tennant Office of Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People
-Professor Laura Lundy Queens University Belfast
-Paula Uccellari Child Rights Alliance for England (CRAE)
-Geraldine Van Bueren QC Professor of International Human Rights Law in Queen Mary, University of London and Visiting Fellow, Kellogg College, Oxford
-Baroness Joan Walmsley