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Jaap Doek Children’s Rights Thesis Award Ceremony 2019

Tuesday 10 December 2019
Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden

The department of Child Law of Leiden University and Defence for Children invite you to the seventh Jaap Doek Children’s Rights Thesis Award ceremony. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday 10 December from 15.15 until 17.15h in Room A051 of the Faculty of Law of Leiden University (Steenschuur 25).


  1. Anca Popescu
    Bosnia and Herzegovina’s compliance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child from the perspective of children born of wartime rape.
  2. Caterina Tempesta
    Legal Representation as a Critical Aspect of the Realization of the Child’s Right to Be Heard.
  3. Dylan Ramos Guerreiro
    Protecting children's privacy on the Internet.
  4. Samantha Smidt
    "Are you a boy or a girl?" "No". — A study into the legal recognition of gender identity of intersex and trans* children in the Netherlands, viewed from an international children’s rights perspective.
  5. Chelsea Schuin
    Upholding Children's Rights in the Digital World: State, Business and Parental Responsibilities in the Context of Sharenting, Tracking Devices and Smart Toys.
  6. Sarah-Devorah Poot
    The rise of 'child-friendly' judgements.


15:15: Welcome

15:30: Opening remarks by professor Ton Liefaard, UNICEF Professor of Children’s Rights, Leiden Law School

15:40: Keynote speech by dr. Yannick van den Brink, assistant professor of Child Law and Criminal Law at Leiden Law School & Rubicon Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge: ‘International Children’s Rights and Youth Justice. Recent developments and topical issues concerning children in conflict with the law’

16:10: Discussion with the audience

16:20: Presentations of and by the nominees

16:55: Announcement winner of the Child’s Rights Thesis Award 2019 by professor Jaap Doek

17:15: Reception at the Law Faculty Restaurant


To register, please fill in this digital form. For questions, please contact: jeugdrecht@law.leidenuniv.nl or 071- 527 60 56.

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