International

Children's rights contain an important international dimension. In legal terms, one has the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its corresponding Optional protocols, as well as other UN-mechanisms. Also thematically, social problems affecting children and young people often do not remain within the borders of a single country. KeKi researches and trains professionals about children's rights themes at the intersection of the global and the local, such as poverty, migration, armed conflict, etc. A multidisciplinary approach is key here.

Publications

Children's rights handbook

  • Vandenhole, W., Desmet, E., Reynaert, D. & Lembrechts, S. (eds.) (2015). Routledge International Handbook of Children's Rights Studies, New York: Routledge.
  • This handbook offers an engaging overview of the contemporary research landscape for those people in the theory and practice of children’s rights. The volume offers a multidisciplinary approach to children’s rights, as well as key thematic issues in children’s rights at the intersection of global and local concerns. The 23 chapters have been written by renowned scholars and researchers and come together to provide a critical guide to the challenges and dilemmas currently facing children’s rights.

Reports and selected papers from the international course on children's rights and human rights & development

  • Vandenhole, W., Reynaert, D., Lembrechts, S., Desmet, E., Vlieghe, K. (eds.) (2011). International Interdisciplinary Course “Children’s Rights in a Globalized World: From Principles to Practice”, 5 to 17 September 2010, Ghent-Antwerp (Belgium). Summary report. Gent: Children's Rights Knowledge Centre.
  • Desmet, E., Duff, B., Lembrechts, S., Reynaert, D., Vandenhole, W. & Vlieghe, K. (eds.) (2013) Human Rights for Development. An international training programme on human rights in development with a focus on children's rights, 30 July - 24 August 2012. Antwerp (Belgium). Summary report, Gent: Children's Rights Knowledge Centre.
  • Van Camp, K. & Lembrechts, S. (eds.) (2015) Human Rights for Development. An international training programme on human rights in development with a focus on children's rights, 28 July - 22 August 2014. Ghent (Belgium). Summary report, Gent: Children's Rights Knowledge Centre.

Training

For more information on the international training programmes, please visit our page on training, or www.hr4dev.be.