On November 20, 1989, the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. Hailed as the most widely-ratified human rights instrument in international law, it has been celebrated as the most comprehensive international treaty, embodying as it does, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of children. While the Convention affirms children’s entitlement to rights, it recognizes that children, because of their vulnerability, are entitled to the necessary care and protection that would ensure their development to the fullest potential.
This year, marks the 25th anniversary of the Convention. It is a convenient time for mature reflection on the Convention. This Conference invites family law and related academics and practitioners to examine the progress made in protecting children’s rights, identify the risks to which children remain susceptible and share experiences of innovative laws, practices and policies which seek to advance children’s rights
Presentations on the proposed paper topics are highly sought. Persons are invited to submit an abstract, which should not exceed 250 words. Abstracts should be submitted no later than September 3, 2014 via email to email@example.com.