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Frontiers of Children's Rights Summer School

Monday 1 July 2024 - Friday 5 July 2024


Course information

The Frontiers of Children's Rights Summer School will explore contemporary children’s rights issues from a legal perspective, with input from other academic disciplines, legal systems, local perceptions and realities.


The programme is being developed by Professor Ton Liefaard, Head of the Department of Child Law at Leiden Law School (Leiden University) and UNICEF Chair in Children’s Rights, and Professor Ann Skelton, Programme Director for the Master of Laws Advanced Studies in International Children's Rights (Leiden University) and Chair of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. The final programme will follow soon.


Registration is now open. To begin the registration process, please email your CV and cover letter to Ms Rehana Dole (n.r.s.dole@law.leidenuniv.nl).

Target audience

This summer school is for professionals, academics and law students (who have already completed at least three years of their degree) with a legal background. Applicants with a background in other relevant disciplines that are relevant to the theme of this summer school will also be considered.

We welcome participants from across the world to our international classroom.

Why join this summer school?

This course offers a unique opportunity to learn from leading academics and experts in the field of children’s rights and international law. It also provides plenty of opportunity for networking with fellow students and practical exports from across the globe.

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