Child Rights

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    Publications

    Silhouette of family on the beach at dusk. Family life for children in state care

    NEW ARTICLE: Analysis shows that the status and respect of the child’s de facto family life is increasing. Societies have long accepted that parents can give up …

    stressed teenage girl sitting at table on therapy session by female counselor writing in clipboard in office Children are not sufficiently involved

    NEW ARTICLE: Many children are absent in the decision-maker’s justification and conclusion about adoption, finds Skivenes & McEwan-Strand. The United Nations Convention on the Rights …

    Kritisk blikk på omsorgsovertakelse av spedbarn

    Stort behov for en gjennomgang av spedbarns rettigheter i de nordiske velferdsstatene. Professor Marit Skivenes har nylig publisert en artikkel i tidsskriftet Children and Youth …

    The Hidden Proceedings

    NEW ARTICLE: Decisions about terminating parental rights to ensure an adoption from care are not accountable, finds new analysis. All European countries provide a legal …

    Commentary from prof. Marit Skivenes on the Strasbourg Observers: “Child protection and child-centrism – the Grand Chamber case of Strand Lobben and others v. Norway 2019.

    Norge ble nylig dømt i Den europeiske menneskerettighetsdomstolens storkammer i en sak om omsorgsovertagelse og tvangsadopsjon av et barn. Professor Marit Skivenes har analysert dommen, …

    Projects

    Cosmopolitan Turn and Democratic Sentiments

    The CONSENT-project will study the children’s rights situation in Norway and Romania. All children possess rights as declared in the United Nations Convention on the …

    Legitimacy challenges

    The premise for the LEGITIMACY project is that the mobilization against the Norwegian child protection system is but one piece in a larger picture about …

    Discretion and the Child’s Best Interest in Child Protection

    The research project “Discretion and the child’s best interests in child protection” aims to unlock the black box of discretionary decision-making in child protection cases …

    The Acceptability of Child Protection Interventions: A Cross-Country Analysis

    This project examines the population´s values and interpretations of the child´s best interest’s principle within different societies, as well at the courts justifications of their …

    Child Protection and Human Rights – Making professional judgements

    The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a legal document with global reach and thus has a cosmopolitan imprint. The CRC …

     

    News

    Online Course in Systematic Reviews

    Free online PhD course in the use of systematic reviews in the social sciences. The course will be offered in June 2020, and is designed …

    Time to recognize children’s right to post-adoption contact with siblings

    Time to recognize children’s right to post-adoption contact with siblings Hege Stein Helland, Ph.D. Candidate at the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism and …

    Events

    Children's right to development WEBINAR: The Right to Development of Children

    October 1, from 09:00 – 10:30 Presentation Noam Peleg – The right to development of children Questions & Discussion About Noam Peleg Noam Peleg is …

    WEBINAR: Discretion from a Legal Perspective

    September 17th, 14:15 – 15:45 Presentation Peter Mascini – Discretion from a Legal Perspective Questions & Discussion Peter Mascini is an associate professor at the …