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‘The private sector as a service provider’ Day of General Discussion (2002)

At its 29th session, in January 2002, the Committee decided to devote the day of discussion in 2002 to the theme “The private sector as service provider and its role in implementing Child Rights”, which included child participation as part of its discussion

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Author: United Nations, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Publisher: UN High Comission for Human Rights

Date: 2002

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Law (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

Keywords: Child Rights, Committee, Discussion, Implementing, Participation, Private Sector, Service Provider

‘A school for children with rights’ UNICEF Innocenti Lecture

This lecture examines the significance of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child for modern education policy. Articles 28 and 29 of the Convention, which aims pertain to education rights, are analysed against the four guiding principles:

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Author: T. Hammerberg

Publisher: UNICEF

Date: 1997

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Education and schooling

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Child-led participation (e.g. child-initiated peer research projects or events)

Availability: open access

Keywords: Article 28, Article 29, Content, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Education, Equal Opportunities, Guiding Principles, Methods of Learning, Mutual Respect, Policy, Positive Values, Progressive Reform, Pupil P, Rights, United Nations, Universal Access

‘Adolescent health and development in the context of the CRC’ General Comment No. 4

This General Comment outlines the right of young people to express views freely and have them duly taken into account (art. 12) which is fundamental in realising adolescents’ right to health and development.

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Author: United Nations, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Publisher: UN High Comission for Human Rights

Date: 2003

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Law (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Health

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

Keywords: Adolescents, Art. 12, General Comment, Health, Right, Views, Young People

‘Advocacy Matters – helping children change their world’ An International Save the Children Alliance guide to advocacy: participants manual

This guide is for Save the Children staff and partners who are involved in advocacy. It is intended to be a resource guide for both facilitators and participants and can also be used on its own as a general advocacy resource. The training material consist

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Author: L. Gosling and D. Cohen

Publisher: International Save the Children Alliance

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Practice (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

Keywords: Advocacy, Facilitators, Guide, Participants, Practical Exercises, Resource, Theory, Training Material

‘Aims of education’ General Comment No. 1

Compliance with the values recognized in article 29 (1) of the UNCRC, which sets down the aims of education, clearly requires that schools be child-friendly in the fullest sense of the term and that they be consistent in all respects with the dignity of t

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Author: United Nations, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Publisher: UN High Comission for Human Rights

Date: 2001

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Law (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Education and schooling

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

Keywords: Article 29, Child Friendly, Children, Counselling, Dignity, Disciplinary Proceedings, Education, Participation, Peer Education, Rights, School Communities, Schools, Student Councils, UNCRC

‘Article 19: the right of the child to freedom from all forms of violence’ General Comment No. 13

When appropriate, juvenile or family specialized courts and criminal procedures should be established for child victims of violence. This could include the establishment of specialized units within the police, the judiciary and the prosecutor’s office wit

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Author: United Nations, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Publisher: UN High Comission for Human Rights

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Law (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Disability

Vulnerable groups: Children experiencing domestic violence

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

Keywords:  Judicial Process Equal, Children, Criminal Procedures Child, Disabilities, Fair, Family, Interdisciplinary, Jjudiciary, Juvenile, Participation, Police, Professionals, Prosecutor, Rights, Specialized Courts, Specialized Units, Training, Victims, Violence

‘Building Capacity for Ethical Research with Children and Young People: An International Research Project to Examine the Ethical Issues and Challenges in Undertaking Research with and for Children in Different Majority and Minority World Contexts’ Researc

In April 2010, the Childwatch Board approved the establishment of a new Thematic Study Group to undertake an international scoping project entitled Building Capacity for Ethical Research with Children and Young People. This project aimed to identify the e

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Author: Powell, M.A., Graham, A., Taylor, N.J., Newell, S., & Fitzgerald, R.

Publisher: University of Otago Centre for Research on Children and Families / Lismore: Centre for Children and Young People

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

Keywords: Building Capacity, Children, Childwatch, Cultural, Ethical Research, Guidelines, Resources, Social, Thematic Study Group, World Contexts, Young People

‘Charter on education for democratic citizenship and human rights education’ Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)7 (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 11 May 2010 at the 120th Session)

This recommendation makes reference to Member states fostering the role of non-governmental organisations and youth organisations in education for democratic citizenship and human rights education, to include the UNCRC, especially in non-formal education.

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Author: Committee of Ministers, Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Policy (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Education and schooling

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

Keywords: Contribution, Democratic Citizenship, Education, General public, Human Rights, Media, Member States, Non-Governmental Organisations, Recommendation, Support Stakeholders, UNCRC, Youth Organisations

‘Child Participation – how to involve children’

The fifth meeting of the Forum provided the opportunity to discuss how to move forward on the EU strategy on the Rights of the Child. Members of the Forum also discussed two important issues, namely, how to make justice more child friendly and child participation

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Author: Eurochild

Publisher: 5th European Forum on the Rights of the Child

Date: 14th October 2010

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Practice (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

Keywords:  EU, Child Friendly, Justice, Participation, Rights of the Child, Strategy

‘Children’s participation in consultations and decision-making at health service level: A review of the literature’

This paper critiques the research literature from between 1993 and 2007 on children's, parents and healthcare professionals’ experiences of children's participation in consultations and decision-making within the Irish healthcare setting. This study shows

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Author: Imelda Coyne

Publisher: International Journal of Nursing Studies

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Health

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: restricted access

Keywords:  Irish Healthcare Setting, Children's, Consultations, Critiques, Decision-making, Facilitating, Guidelines, Healthcare Professionals, Literature, Marginalized, Parents, Participation, Perspectives, Research, Supporting