Childhood and Youth Studies

Childhood and Youth Studies

Contributing to realising children and young people’s human rights through research, teaching, policy and practice in childhood and youth studies

Featured image of blog A plea from the Polish border

Reading Time: 4 minutes Patricio sees children and young people cross the border with Ukraine, and calls for children to be helped and protected, but also respected.

Featured image of blog Children’s Human Rights CPD Day Five: ‘We Make the Road by Walking.’

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Auditorium at the University of Strathclyde, and the online participants from around the world, allowed for exchanges of evidence, experiences, and challenges that weave together the international and the local spheres, resulting in the exciting path that Scotland is currently building to reach the full incorporation of the UNCRC.

Featured image of the blog Children’s Human Rights CPD Day Four

Reading Time: 3 minutes On the fourth day of this course, Professor Ann Skelton (member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child) covered the topic of children’s rights and comparative perspectives.

Featured image of Children’s Human Rights CPD Day Three

Reading Time: 2 minutes OPIC has been operating since 2014 and, up to now, 48 countries have ratified it and 17 signed – but it not yet ratified by the UK. This protocol provides a complaints procedure that enables individual or groups whose rights have been violated to access fair remedies. There are three types of the Communication Procedure: individual, inter-state and inquiries, and this session focus on individual communication.

Featured image of Children's Human Rights CPD Day Two blog

Reading Time: 3 minutes From her insider perspective as a member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Professor Ann Skelton gave an overview of the options, from the research and evidence of Global Studies, to the authoritative interpretations of General Comments , to engaging children and young people, civic society and others in General Days of Discussion .

Featured image of Children’s Human Rights CPD Day One blog

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a unique collaboration between the Centre for the Study of Human Rights Law and the Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures (IICF), the question of ‘how do we implement children’s rights?’ is being brought to the foreground in this week-long continuing professional development (CPD) course.

Blog image of Recognising and dismantling our privileges in childhood research

Reading Time: 4 minutes Once, many years ago, I was told by a colleague that my privilege puts me at an advantage over others. I was offended by this statement; I genuinely assumed that I did not hold any special privilege and everything I had in life had been earned.

Image of Theory of Change for Making Children’s Rights Real in Scotland

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Observatory of Children’s Human Rights Scotland is pleased to launch a ground-breaking new project to develop a Theory of Change for implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in Scotland.

Image for Children's Image online blog

Reading Time: 4 minutes When – if ever – is it ethical to share images of children online for research purposes? We have found this a challenging question to answer.

Image for the blog What Remains Following the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill Reference Judgment

Reading Time: 3 minutes The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill (UNCRC Bill) passed through Scottish Parliament by a unanimous vote on 16 March 2021. The highly anticipated legislation represented the culmination of a long-running campaign by children’s rights advocates to legalize the full schedule of children’s rights outlined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

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