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UNSW Law Book Forum ‘The Child's Right to Development'

1 October 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
UNSW Law Building, Lv2 Common Room, UNSW, Kensignton NSW 2052
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The Child’s Right to Development, by Noam Peleg

Date: Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Time: 5 pm - 7 pm

Where: UNSW Law Common Room, Level 2 of the Law Building

Author: Dr Noam Peleg

Chair: Scientia Professor Louise Chappell

Professor John Tobin (The University of Melbourne)
Dr Faith Gordon (Monash University)
Ms Megan Mitchell (National Children’s Commissioner)

About the Book:

This book provides a comprehensive account of how child development and the right to development of children have been understood and utilised in international children's rights law. The book argues that conceptions of childhood that focus either on children's future as adults, or on children's lives in the present, overlook the hybridity of children's lived experiences. The book therefore suggests a new conception of childhood - namely, 'hybrid childhood' - which accommodates respect for children's agency and human dignity in the present, in the process of growth, and in the outcomes of this process when the child becomes an adult. Consequently, and building on the capability approach's idea of human development, the book presents a radical new interpretation of the child's right to development under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It offers a comprehensive interpretation of the right to development, and situates it in the broader context of children’s lives and children’s law.

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This event is co-hosted by UNSW Law and the Australian Human Rights Institute