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Seminar: From Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child to Votes at 12

Speaker: Professor Michael Freeman

DATE:   Wednesday 8 March 2017
TIME:   4.00 – 5.00pm
VENUE: room G.007 in 69/71 University Street

Despite children and young people having the right to participate in decision-making processes ‘on matters affecting them’ under Article 12 of the UNCRC, they continue to be denied the right to vote. This seminar will explore the debate surrounding children’s right to vote and whether the voting age should be lowered.  Professor Michael Freeman is a Visiting Professor with us at Centre for Children’s Rights, Emeritus Professor of English Law and Founding Editor of the International Journal of Children’s Rights. He was editor of Current Legal Problems and has published in the areas of Family Law, Child Law and Policy, Children’s Rights, Medicine, Ethics and the Law and Medical Law, Jurisprudence and Legal Theory, and other areas of law and policy.

Registration: For numbers, please register with Deirdre Davies

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