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Children's Rights - The Implementation of the
Principles of the Convention on the Rights of
the Children

Coordinators: Lucy Smith , professor, Department of Private Law, University of Oslo and Trond Waage, project leader, Department of Special Needs Education, University of Oslo.

This network will focus on the implementation of CRC.

Related sub-sessions:
Building Peace out of the Experience of War

This session will be organized by Save the Children Norway.

The session is open for all to listen and discuss, but will not have open abstract submission for presentations.

A more detailed description will follow closer to the event.

Refractions of children’s rights in development practice:
A view from anthropology


Olga Nieuwenhuys, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Pamela Reynolds, John’s Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.

Karl Hanson, Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch (IUKB) in Sion, Switzerland


The session will discuss contributions from social scientists who, from an anthropological perspective, have researched the impact of the language of rights in development work on children targeted by NGOs (refugees, street children, sexually exploited children, child soldiers, working children, AIDS-orphans). 

This session is open for abstract submission, and there is a specific call for papers related to the session witch also contains more information about the thematic approach.