Upcoming Events


Seminar: The child, the citizen, and deliberative participation

DATE: Friday 18 November 2016
TIME: 4.00-6.00pm
VENUE:  G.007 69 University Street
REGISTRATION: This is a free and open event but, for numbers, please register with Deirdre Davies

SPEAKERS: Dr Claire Cassidy, University of Strathclyde.

This seminar considers the importance of the concept of child, education for citizenship and the need for children's participation and proposes that one approach to this might be through practical philosophy. It considers the recommendations from the United Nations on the implementation of the UNCRC in the UK and places these against the question of how society ‘deals with’ children and whether a report that is more positive than ‘must do better’ is likely to take us beyond seeing the child as different, as other, as becoming.


Seminar: Brexit: What does it mean for Children’s Rights

DATE: Tuesday 6 December 2016
TIME: 2.00-5.30pm
VENUE: Children in Northern Ireland, 40 Montgomery Rd, Belfast BT6 9HL
REGISTRATION: This is a free and open event. As places for this event are limited and the event is likely to be oversubscribed please register in advance with Tel: 028 90245704

SPEAKERS: Professor Helen Stalford, Professor of Law at the University of Liverpool and Director of the European Children’s Rights Unit; Claire Archbold, Deputy Departmental Solicitor, Departmental Solicitor’s Office, Department of Finance; Tanya Ward, Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance

We need to fully understand the relationship between children’s rights and the EU before we can ensure any BREXIT process does not impact negatively on children and their families. This seminar will examine that relationship and the challenges BREXIT presents to those working with and for children, to ensure that what happens next protects the rights of all our children.  It will also explore what needs to be done in each of the three jurisdictions to protect children’s rights in any BREXIT negotiations.

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