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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
‘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:
‘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.
‘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
‘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
‘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
‘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
‘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.
‘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
‘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