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Invitation - Lecture by Ms. Margaret Tuite, European Commission Coordinator for the Rights of the Child

On October 20th, at 13:00-15:00 in Grotiuszaal (A051 KOG) the advanced International Children’s Rights program and the Leiden Institute of Immigration Law will co-organize a lecture by Ms. Margaret Tuite, the European Commission Coordinator for the Rights of the Child.

The lecture is part of the monthly meeting tradition of the International Children’s Rights program, and will focus on the on-going European refugee crisis, and its implications for children ‘’on the move’’.

Ms. Tuite will introduce the work of the European Commission in relation to child refugees and asylum seekers in Europe, both accompanied or unaccompanied by their family members. She will present the particular issues relating to children in the European migration and refugee context, addressing, among others, figures and data collection, child detention, and access to justice. Following the lecture, there will be a Q&A session, to enable students to raise questions and other relevant topics for discussion.

This is a unique opportunity to learn more on the European refugee crisis, receive a first-hand account on the activities of the European Commission in that regard, and reflect on the issue from a child-centered approach.

Students from the International Children’s Rights program, the Dutch Child Law program and students of the European Migration law course are invited, but the lecture is also open to other students that wish to join. If you plan on coming, please send your registration to Ms. Vera Versluis (Email: v.c.blankestijn@law.leidenuniv.nl).

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