Frontiers of Children's Rights in the Caribbean Region Spring School

University of Curaçao Dr. Moises Da Costa Gomez, Universiteit Leiden, UNICEF

Course Information

The Frontiers of Children's Rights in the Caribbean Region Spring School is a special edition of the Leiden-based Frontiers of Children's Rights Summer School, organised in close cooperation with the University of Curaçao Dr. Moises Da Costa Gomez. The School will take place from 5 to 9 March 2018. The programme will be taught in English. The lectures will mostly be given in the mornings, followed by workshops and excursions in the afternoons. The faculty consists of renowned international and regional experts in the field of children’s rights.

Target Audience
The Spring School welcomes applications from government officials, (judicial) professionals, researchers and advanced (law) students with an interest in children's rights in the Caribbean region. The deadline for application is 15 February 2018. Applications that are received after the deadline will still be considered, but admission will depend on the availability of places.

Academic Content
The programme will highlight themes like:

  • International children’s rights: achievements and challenges
  • Monitoring children’s rights
  • Juvenile justice
  • Children and the family, child protection and alternative care
  • Violence against children
  • Social, economic and cultural rights of children
  • Child migration, child trafficking and exploitation
  • Children's rights and business
  • Sustainable development and children's rights
  • Digital technologies and children’s rights
  • The impact of natural disasters on children

Why this course?

This regional edition of the established Leiden-based Frontiers of Children’s Rights Summer School enables participants to engage with international children’s rights and topical regional issues affecting children, families and communities. This course offers a unique opportunity to learn from established academics and leading practitioners in the field of children's rights. The course also includes workshops, an educational visit, and social activities. The course also offers plenty of opportunities to network with fellow practitioners and researchers from the region.