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Child Law

The Department of Child Law is a knowledge centre dedicated to academic research and education for both students and professionals in the field of child law and children's rights.

Its work covers a wide range of areas including child protection, juvenile justice, children's rights and family law. The staff of the Department of Child Law consist of academics with extensive experience in child law and children's rights research and education, and with significant working experience in practice.

The Department of Child Law offers the only LL.M programme on Dutch Child Law in the Netherlands. In addition, it offers various courses in the Bachelor's programme of the law school and post-academic training programmes for professionals in the Netherlands and abroad. Furthermore the Department conducts scientific research projects for the governments, international organizations, including UNICEF, the Council of Europe and different institutions, including the Dutch children's ombudsperson.