How do children’s ombudspersons advance children’s rights? Children’s ombudspersons, also known as independent children’s rights institutions, have been established worldwide. Endorsed by the United Nations, they are independent of their governments and endowed with legal powers. Yet we know little about how children’s ombudspersons function. How do they work? What shapes their success? What objectives do they pursue?
The Schubert Center for Child Studies will host a panel discussion titled “An International Discussion on Advancing the Rights of Children” Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 9 to 11 a.m. via Zoom.
The panelists will be:
- Bruce Adamson, Children and Young People’s Commissioner of Scotland;
- Brian Gran (moderator), professor of sociology, law and applied social sciences at Case Western Reserve University;
- Karl Hanson, professor of law and director of the University of Geneva’s Centre for Children’s Rights Studies;
- Ursula Kilkelly, professor of law at the University College Cork in Ireland;
- Emily Logan, commissioner of Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission;and
- Ágnes Lux, research fellow at the Centre for Social Sciences in Hungary.