Children’s Rights

The Children’s Rights stream provides a platform for the dissemination and exchange of the latest children’s rights research. We welcome papers exploring children’s rights from a methodological, ethical, theoretical and normative perspective at local, national, European or international level. This year, as 2019 marks 30 years since the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the stream welcomes papers on the development of children’s rights, whether reflecting historically or pushing boundaries into new understanding and application of children’s rights.

Papers may focus on: theoretical research, such as children’s rights and feminist theories; conceptual research, such as the normative development of particular rights; or empirical research testing or applying children’s rights to a particular context. Also welcomed are papers that deal with the intersection of children’s rights with other areas of law.


Naomi Lott ( and Ruth Brittle (