The Rights of the Child

The Diplomacy Training Program, Australian Human Rights Centre and National Children’s and Youth Law Centre will be holding a 2 day intensive training program to build knowledge and understanding of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and of the Australian reporting process to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (Committee).

As a state party to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Australian law, policy and programming is required to be consistent with the CRC and its key principles. The periodic reporting process is an opportunity to review and reflect on challenges to implementation across different jurisdictions in Australia and to promote wider awareness and understanding of child rights. The Convention and the Committee place a particular emphasis on the rights of vulnerable and marginalised children.   In the preparation of its report to the Committee, the Commonwealth Government seeks relevant information from State and Territory governments.   Australian NGOs and the Australian Human Rights Commission also provide information to the Committee.

This intensive training program will enable government officials and NGOs to build knowledge, skills and networks to engage effectively with the reporting process to the Committee and to relate the CRC to relevant policy and practice in Australia.

This initial 2 day training program will be followed up with optional one day State/ Territory based programs and optional specialist workshops.

Tentative Dates: Sept 20-21, 2017 (TBC)

Location: Sydney, Australia

See Concept Note, Brochure and Registration Form (application ONLY for Australians)

 

Useful resources and links:

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Committee on the Rights of the Child