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The Human Rights of the Child

Tuesday May 3, 2022, at 18:00
Sala d’Actes, CaixaForum Macaya, Passeig de Sant Joan, 108, 08037 Barcelona

Chema Vera (Unicef España); Jorge Cardona (Universidad de València) & María Rodríguez Alcázar (European Youth Forum & Universidad de Gant). ChairJacint Jordana (UPF-IBEI)


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.

With the participation of:

  • Chema Vera, Executive Director of UNICEF España
  • Jorge CardonaProfessor of International Public Law at the University of Valencia and former member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (2010-2018)
  • María Rodríguez AlcázarSpanish Representative at the Board of the European Youth Forum and PhD Fellow at Ghent University

Chaired by Jacint Jordana, Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Director of IBEI.

Practical information

🎙️  Language: Catalan, Spanish and English with simultaneous translation

📍   VenueSala d’Actes, CaixaForum Macaya, Passeig de Sant Joan, 108, 08037 Barcelona · Google Maps

✏️ Attendance is free, previous registration is required.

📄  Those who attend the whole series of conferences can request an attendance and achievement diploma delivered by the Observatori Social de la Fundació "la Caixa" and IBEI.

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.


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