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Child Law


The Department of Child Law focuses in its education on the legal position of the child in national and international law.

The Department of Child Law provides high-quality education in the Bachelors programme of the Law School and offers two LL.M. programmes: The Master on Dutch Child Law (in Dutch) and the Master of Laws Programme Advanced Studies in International Children’s Rights.

The Advanced Studies in International Children’s Rights programme is a unique and small-scale, English-taught programme that offers advanced, specialist knowledge and practical skills required to effectively protect the rights of children worldwide.

The Department of Child Law furthermore offers the  renowned summer school programme ‘Frontiers of Children’s Rights’, in collaboration with the Grotius Centre of International Legal Studies. This summer school takes place in Leiden, on an annual basis, and in different parts of the world, including South-East Asia and the Caribbean.

In addition, the Department offers post-academic training for professionals with a legal or non-legal background. 

Advanced Master International Children's Rights - Prof. Ton Liefaard

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Summer school programme

Since 2013 the Department of Child Law offers an annual summer school programme on International Children's Rights. 

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