Children’s rights to participation and protection in international development and humanitarian interventions: Nurturing a dialogue

Monica Ruiz-Casares, Tara M. Collins, E Kay M Tisdall, Sonja Grover

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Abstract

This introduction provides the rationale for the special issue of the International Journal of Human Rights on the topic of the children’s right to participation and protection in international development and humanitarian efforts. It summarises selected contributions relating to an international conference entitled ‘Facilitating Child Participation in International Child Protection’ that took place 5–6 October 2015 at Ryerson University in Toronto (Canada). The concepts of child participation and child protection are explored. Then, the challenges and opportunities are highlighted regarding the actual and potential participatory role of children and young people in effective child protection. Finally, an overview of the articles included in this collection is provided.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalThe International Journal of Human Rights
Volume21
Issue number1
Early online date21 Dec 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • child participation
  • child protection
  • international development
  • humanitarian intervention

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