Children’s rights to participation and protection in international development and humanitarian interventions: nurturing a dialogue
Ruiz-Casares, M.; Collins, TM.; Tisdall, EM.; Grover, S. (2017)
The International Journal of Human Rights
21(1) | 1-13
This introduction provides the rationale for the special issue of the International Journal of Human Rights on the topic of the children’s right to participation and protection in international development and humanitarian efforts. It summarises selected contributions relating to an international conference entitled ‘Facilitating Child Participation in International Child Protection’ that took place 5–6 October 2015 at Ryerson University in Toronto (Canada). The concepts of child participation and child protection are explored. Then, the challenges and opportunities are highlighted regarding the actual and potential participatory role of children and young people in effective child protection. Finally, an overview of the articles included in this collection is provided.