The Human Rights of the Child
Why should they still be preserved?
The Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted in 1989, marked a turning point in recognizing the rights of children to life, survival and development, but also to non-discrimination and the right to participate in those decisions that affect them in their day-to-day life. However, the violation of these rights with regard to migrant children, or the barriers that young people face in exercising them on an equal footing, are issues that need to be addressed, among others.
Roundtable Series: Human Rights Today
The universality of human rights is increasingly questioned. The redistribution of power in international society has given renewed assertiveness to actors such as China, Russia and some Southern states, who criticize the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for being too Western-centric. It would probably not be possible today to sign the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as happened in 1948 after World War II at the instigation of a group of Latin American countries.
This roundtable series co-organized with The Social Observatory - "la Caixa" Foundation series seeks to address the growing questioning of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as the current situation of some of them, such as the human rights of migrants, children, and women in conflict.
- April 26, 18:00 CEST | Questioning the Universality of Human Rights
- May 3, 18:00 CEST | The Human Rights of the Child
- May 10, 18:00 CEST | Women's Human Rights and Sexual Violence in Conflict
- May 17, 18:00 CEST | Human rights on the move