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Michael Freeman - Rethinking Children's Rights

UCL Faculty of Laws

Monday, 1 July 2013 from 18:00 to 19:30 (BST)

Michael Freeman - Rethinking Children's Rights

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Public Lecture on
Rethinking Children's Rights

Professor Michael Freeman
(UCL Laws)

Chaired by
Baroness Hale of Richmond
(UK Supreme Court)

on 1 July 2013 at 6pm 

at University College London


About this public lecture
This public lecture is part of a Law and Michael Freeman Colloquium taking place on the full days of 1 & 2 July 2013.

The UNCRC is nearly a quarter of a century old. Have we invested too much hope in it? An audit would show that children's lives have not got noticeably better.

Professor Freeman will ask why.

  1. Is it because the Convention is not good enough? 
  2. Is it because the rights approach is the wrong way to tackle the ills of childhood? 
  3. Or is it because the UNCRC is another strategy to control and regulate children? 

Professor Freeman will suggest that all three answers are both right and wrong.

About Professor Freeman
Michael Freeman joined the UCL Faculty of Laws in 1969 after lecturing at the University of Leeds. He is the Founding Editor of the International Journal of Children's Rights; Editor of the International Journal of Law in Context, General Editor of International Library of Medicine, Ethics and Law and of the International Library of Family, Society and Law and former Editor of the Annual Survey of Family Law. He was editor of Current Legal Problems and Current Legal Issues for many years. He 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.

For further information about the full Law and Michael Freeman Colloquium click here to view the booking page which contains the full programme 


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UCL Faculty of Laws - Graduate Wing
1-2 Endsleigh Street
WC1H 0EG London
United Kingdom

Monday, 1 July 2013 from 18:00 to 19:30 (BST)

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