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10th Anniversary: Human Rights in Asia Conference

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Essex Business School: EBS 2.2

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10th Anniversary: Human Rights in Asia Conference

Saturday 24 March | 10:00 - 19:00 | Essex Business School 2.2

The Human Rights in Asia Conference was developed by the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex 10 years ago to highlight the human rights concerns in Asia.

The 10th year of the conference will focus specifically on the rights of children in Asia. Most countries in the region have ratified the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which entails a commitment of the states towards ensuring the right to survival, protection, development and participation of every child. However, children’s rights are often superseded by other political and social considerations of the countries in the region. This is concerning, since the continent witnesses alarming cases of child rights abuse such as child marriage, trafficking, pornography and sexual abuse, child labour, discrimination against girls, children in armed conflict and inconsistencies between domestic law and international law regarding the age of criminal responsibility.

The day-long conference will focus on some of the pertinent child rights issues of the region. The rights of the girl child, refugee and IDP children, survivors of child trafficking and children in armed conflict will be explored through panels and discussions. Experts and practitioners will provide their insight into both, the developments and existing gaps in these areas, in order to advance the debate and further understanding on the issues.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. The event will be followed by a drinks reception.

We look forward to an engaging and enriching learning experience and hope to see you there!

For more information, email: hrinasia@essex.ac.uk

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