Supporting a symposium on children’s rights in a time of legislative and policy change
This grant will support the symposium “Contemporary issues for children’s rights: international and national contexts” in August 2019 in Wellington, New Zealand. It will fund the costs of bringing several distinguished children’s rights experts to the symposium and to related engagements. The grant will also assist with publication costs for a report.
The symposium and the resulting publication aim to:
Read the collection of reflections from the symposium edited by Associate Professor Nessa Lynch: Children's Rights in Aotearoa New Zealand - Reflections on the 30th Anniversary of The Convention on the Rights of the Child
“This grant will support a critical discussion on the rights and interests of children in a time of significant legislative and policy change and the 30 year anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.”
$13,130 in 2019. This is a co-funded project with the New Zealand Law Foundation, which is contributing the same amount.
Dr Lynch is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington. Her research interests lie in youth justice, criminal justice and children’s rights. She has a strong interest in the translation of academic research into law, practice and policy.