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First open access online database on international children's rights jurisprudence

Recently the Department of Child Law of Leiden Law School (Leiden University) launched the Leiden Children’s Rights Observatory.

The Leiden Children’s Rights Observatory is the first open access online database on international children's rights jurisprudence. Case notes on the decisions of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communication Procedure will be made available on this database.

Read the first case note here, written by  prof. dr. Julia Sloth-Nielsen, in which she comments on a deportation of a girl from Denmark to Somalia, where she would face an alleged risk of being subjected to female genital mutilation.

The editorial team consists of prof. dr. Ton Liefaard (Professor of Children's Rights and UNICEF Chair in Children's Rights at Leiden University), prof. dr. Jaap Doek (Guest Professor of Children's Rights at Leiden University),  prof. dr. Julia Sloth-Nielsen (Professor of Children's Rights in the Developing World at Leiden University) and Daniella Zlotnik LLM (alumni of the Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Children’s Rights).

Although the focus of Leiden Children’s Rights Observatory is currently on the decisions of the Committee on the Rights of the Child based on the 3rd Optional Protocol to the CRC, it is the ambition of the editorial team to expand its reach to other relevant issues related to children’s rights.

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