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Child Law

PhD Conference

The department of Child Law, Leiden Law School is pleased to organize the fourth children’s rights research symposium. The conference will take place on the 8th and 9th of December 2016 in Leiden.

At the 2016 Children’s Rights Research Symposium, we will discuss Interaction in International Children’s rights, covering both the interaction between different legal systems, as well as interaction with social realities on the ground.

The symposium will start with a Key note speech on the central theme. After this five working session will be held in which PhD’s can present their research.
 
PhD’s who have recently started their research are very much encouraged to present a poster on their work during the conference. Please send us a short description of your research (250 words).

Programme

Hereby you find the programme.

Call for Papers

At the 2016 Children’s Rights Research Symposium we will discuss Interaction in International Children’s rights, covering both the interaction between different legal systems, as well as interaction with social realities on the ground.

One of the features that makes international children’s rights law unique is its transversal nature. It interacts not only with other UN human rights instruments, regional human rights instruments such as the European Convention on Human Rights, the African Charter on the Rights and the Welfare of the Child and the American Convention on Human Rights, and national law. It also interacts with a broad range of different fields of law such as (international) family law, criminal law, migration law, labour law, and humanitarian law. One of the questions that arises is what role different legal institutions on all three levels take in the interpretation and implementation of children’s rights, and how they enforce, enhance, weaken, mitigate or change children’s rights.  

International children’s rights also interacts with local social realities on the ground. The children’s rights from below perspective allows for a dialectical understanding of children’s rights by focussing on the different actors involved, children, parents, communities, ngo’s, national governments, regional and international bodies and the power relations between them.

This call invites papers and presentations that focus on any of these cross-roads of international children’s rights. 

Papers

PhD’s in an advanced stage of their research are invited to write a short abstract for a paper presentation (400 words max). Deadline for submission: 7 October 2016. You will be notified by 21 October whether your abstract has been accepted. If your abstract is admitted you will be asked to write a more elaborate abstract (2000 words max) before 25 November.

Posters

PhD’s who have recently started their research are very much encouraged to present a poster on their work during the conference. Please send us a short description of your research (250 words).

Please send your submission to: CRRS2016@law.leidenuniv.nl

Registration

Participants are requested to register via this form. Parts of the event will be open for interested students, more information on registration will be provided at a later date.

Logistics

The venue of the Children's Rights Research Symposium 2016 is the Kamerlingh Onnes Building in Leiden, room A051.

Travel

Leiden can be reached easily by air and railway. Schiphol is a major hub in international air transportation, and The Hague, Schiphol and Amsterdam are linked to two high speed train connections: to the south (Brussels and Paris) and to the east (Cologne and Frankfurt). Regular Dutch railways offer excellent connections to Leiden, even at night.

Visa

The Netherlands is part of the Schengen Area of 25 European countries. For non-Schengen EU, USA and Canadian citizens a valid passport is sufficient to enter the Netherlands. Citizens of other countries should check whether visa is needed for them when entering the Netherlands (for more information please visit the home page of the Government of the Netherlands).

Accommodation

Leiden University has special arrangements with the following hotels:

  • Ibis Leiden Center
    Room price: single room - € 79,00 including breakfast (excluding tourist tax € 2,50), per person, per night.
    Double room - € 92,00 including breakfast, (excluding tourist tax € 2,50), per person, per night.

Both hotels are located near the Leiden Central Station, and are within close distance to Leiden Law School (the symposium venue) and the city center.

For booking information and related questions, please contact CRRS2016@law.leidenuniv.nl.

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