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Annual Centre for Children’s Rights Seminar: The Right to Education

DATE: Tuesday 25th November
TIME: 4:30pm to 6pm
VENUE: Council Chamber/Canada Room, QUB
REGISTRATION: This is a free and open event but for numbers please register with h.bryson@qub.ac.uk
SPEAKER: Mr. Kishore Singh, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education
Refreshments will be served following the seminar

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Too gay to Foster

DATE: Thursday 18th September  2014
TIME: 12 30pm - 2pm
VENUE: 18 College Green/0G/008
REGISTRATION: This is a free and open event but for numbers please register with h.bryson@qub.ac.uk
SPEAKER: Daniel Monk, Birkbeck University
Sandwich lunch will be at 12.30pm

Daniel Monk will present a paper on the experiences of a gay couple who were rejected as foster parents because they were in an open relationship.  He will examine different understandings of child welfare and the limits to equality.

A gay couple is welcomed by a progressive local authority as potential foster parents.  But then the authority discovers that the couple are in an open relationship. What happened? What should happen?. This paper takes this real life story as a starting point for exploring a number of contemporary concerns: the limits to formal legal equality for gays and lesbians; shifting understandings of ‘the best interests of the child’ and adult sexuality; and the uses of ‘childhood’ in social policy.

Daniel Monk is a Reader in Law at Birkbeck, University of London and Director of the Birkbeck Institute for Gender and Sexuality. His research has explored children’s rights, home education, school exclusions, homophobic bullying and, most recently, inheritance.

For the flyer please click here

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Annual Centre for Children’s Rights Seminar: The Right to Education

DATE: Tuesday 25th November

TIME: 4:30pm to 6pm

VENUE: Council Chamber/Canada Room, QUB

REGISTRATION: This is a free and open event but for numbers please register with h.bryson@qub.ac.uk

SPEAKER: Mr. Kishore Singh, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education

Refreshments will be served following the seminar

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