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Seminar on the Rights and Challenges of LGBTIQ Children

Friday 17 March 2017
Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Global Lounge

On March 17th  2017, the Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Children’s Rights program is organizing a public seminar on sexual orientation law, children’s rights, and the challenges for LGBTIQ children.

The seminar will take place at the Global Lounge at Kamerlingh Onnes Building, and will include two thought-provoking sessions. It will begin with a session with Kees Waaldijk, professor of comparative sexual orientation law at Leiden University, and will be followed by an interactive session with Mr. Euan Platt, Executive coordinator at IGLYO (the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Youth & Student Organization).

The event is part of the ‘’Monthly Meeting’’ tradition of the International Children’s rights program: an extra-curricular forum to address topical issues impacting the lives of children, in an interactive atmosphere and with experts who are familiar with the realities "on the ground".


11:00-12:00 - Prof. Kees Waaldijk: ‘’Law (across the world) and the sexual orientation of children and parents’’.

12:00-13:30 - Mr. Euan Platt, IGLYO: ‘’Getting it Right for LGBTQ Children and Young People’’.


Students from the Advanced Studies in International Children’s Rights master program, and students of the ‘’Comparative Sexual Orientation Law’’ course are invited.

Other students who are interested to join are welcome. Please register with Ms. Vera Versluis-Blankestijn at v.c.blankestijn@law.leidenuniv.nl.

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