protecting and Promoting children's rights worldwide| ann skelton

January 7th, 2017

In this talk Ann Skelton will discuss the types of rights included in the The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), an organization that oversees the implementation of legislations, plays. As a signatory, Japan is expected to report to the committee and to show the results of the efforts they are making to comply to the CRC. How does the CRC evaluate Japan? Ann Skelton, who is a member of the committee, will guide us to think about the current situation of the rights of children around the world.

Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017

Time: 17:30 - 19:00

Best for: Grade 6 and up

Fee: ¥1,500 Students | ¥ 2,500 Guardians / Adults

Location: KA International | Toritsudaigaku Campus | 4th Floor

1 Chome-6-8 Nakane, Meguro, Tokyo 152-0031

Professor Ann Skelton has worked as a children’s rights lawyer in South Africa for 25 years. She played a leading role in child law reform through her involvement with the committees of the South African Law Reform Commission that drafted the Child Justice Act and the Children’s Act. Ann is currently the Director of the Centre for Child Law and a Law Professor at the University of Pretoria, and is the incumbent in the UNESCO Chair: Education Law in Africa.

She is an advocate who often appears in the superior courts arguing children’s rights issues in public interest law matters. She is an internationally recognized researcher and has published widely. In 2012 she received the Honorary Worlds’ Children’s Prize, presented by the Queen of Sweden, and in 2016 the ‘Juvenile justice without borders’ award, presented by the International Juvenile Justice Agency. Ann is currently a member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, her term of office is from March 2017 to February 2021.