Children's rights & youth

During KeKi’s first policy cycle (2011-2013) the relationship between youth (+18 years old) and children’s rights was a central theme around which we built up expertise. This has led to several research projects, policy advices and presentations.

Research

Desmet, E., Op de Beeck, H. (2014). Strategic decisions in setting up child rights impact assessments. Accepted for publication in Revue générale de droit. (article)

Desmet, E., Op de Beeck, H., & Vandenhole, W. (2015). “Walking a tight rope. Evaluating the Child and Youth Impact Report in Flanders”, International Journal of Children’s Rights, vol. 23, no. 1, 78-108. (article)

  • These articles are about KeKi’s study on Child Rights Impact Assessments in Flanders (JoKER)

Desmet, E. (2012). Implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child for ‘youth’: who and how? International Journal of Children's Rights, 20, (1), 3-23.

  • This article discusses the applicability of children’s rights for youth, adolescents and Young adults.

Desmet, E. (2010). European and International Policy Agendas on Children, Youth and Children’s Rights: Comparison and Possible Synergies. Gent: Kenniscentrum Kinderrechten vzw.

  • This study compares European and international policy agendas on children, youth and children’s rights.

Beleidsadvies

Children’s Rights Knowledge Centre (2010, update 2014). The European and International Policy Agendas on Children, Youth and Children's Rights: A Belgian EU Presidency-Youth Note (advice 2010 and advice 2014).

Presentations

Desmet, E. (2013). The child and youth impact report (JoKER) in Flanders. Presentation at “Bringing children in from the margins: symposium on child rights impact assessment”, University of Ottawa, 14-15 May 2013.

Desmet, E. (2013). Strategic decisions in developing CRIAS, Illustrated by the experience of the Child and Youth Impact Report (JoKER) in Flanders (Belgium). Workshop at “Bringing children in from the margins: symposium on child rights impact assessment”, University of Ottawa, 14-15 May 2013.

  • These presentations are about KeKi’s evaluation of JoKER.

Desmet, E. (2012). Extending the Convention on the Rights of the Child to 18-24 years old. Experience of Flanders (Belgium). UNCRC workshop, Cardiff, 22 November 2012.

Desmet, E. (2012). The child and youth impact report (JoKER) in Flanders. In UNCRC workshop, Cardiff, 22 November 2012.

Desmet, E. (2012). Implementing the Convention on the Rights of the child in Belgium, presentation at the seminar “Implementing the UNCRC: the Welsh approach in an international context”, Welsh Parliament, Cardiff, 21 November 2012.

Desmet, E. (2012). The CRC, children's rights and 18-24 year olds. Presentation at the conference 'Taking the Rights Steps. Children's Rights: Wales and the World', Swansea University, Swansea, 11-12 June 2012.

  • These presentations are about the applicability of children’s rights for youth, adolescents and young adults.