Leiden students advise the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
On Wednesday 18 May, the students of the LL.M. Advanced Studies in International Children’s Rights presented their work to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child with the aim to provide recommendations on how to make its decisions more accessible to children.
In collaboration with Child Rights Connect, Leiden Law School students have developed a guide and child-friendly decisions for the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to provide child-friendly summaries of its decisions under the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure. During their visit to Geneva, as part of their Advanced LL.M. programme and the course on ‘Enforcement and Monitoring of Children’s Rights’, they had a special meeting with the Committee in which their work was presented and discussed with Committee members and representatives of the petition’s office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
In doing so, the students have contributed directly to the important work of both the Committee and Child Rights Connect in related to this international complaint mechanism for children. It connects very well to the ambition of Leiden Law School’s LL.M. programme Advanced Studies in International Children’s Rights as well as the Leiden Children’s Rights Observatory.