Panel on The Right to Development of the Child - call for papers

Article 6(2) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child stipulates that States Parties shall ensure to the maximum extent possible the survival and development of the child. It can be argued that a holistic and dynamic interpretation of the Convention provide for the recognition of an independent right to development of the child. This right has been suggested and researched by a number of authors, including by Noam Peleg in his 2019 book The Child’s Right to Development.

This panel will look for good practices of how this right has been implemented or perhaps can be implemented at the domestic or local level through legislation, policy measures and practical measures by the authorities, but also by non-state actors. An alternative approach would be to analyse good practices of how Article 6(2) CRC has been implemented or can be implemented at the domestic or local level by using a child’s rights based perspective or approach.

The conveners welcome in particular papers that deal with the situation of the child’s right to development in de facto states.

Panel Conveners

  • Dr Noam Peleg, University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law and Justice
  • Prof Fons Coomans, Maastricht University, Faculty of Law


Abstracts between 250 and 500 words must be submitted through the link on the conference’s website before 30 July 2023.

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