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Third Party Intervention to UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Upon invitation by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, a large group of academics have submitted a third party intervention in a case against France.

The group of academics consists of Dr. Gamze Erdem Türkelli (University of Antwerp), Prof. Dr. Wouter Vandenhole (University of Antwerp), Dr. Meda Couzens (Western Sydney University), Chrisje Sandelowsky-Bosman (LL.M.) (Leiden University) and Prof. Dr. Ton Liefaard (Leiden University).

The core of the submission revolves around the issue of extraterritorial jurisdiction in relation to the protection of children in Northern Syria. The submission has been endorsed by 26 leading legal and other academics from various parts of the world. As soon as the Committee publishes its decision or views on the communications, the third party intervention will be made public.

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