30 years on, have rights of child improved?


Wednesday, November 20 is the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

To recognise this milestone, a special panel event has been organised by Monash University’s School of Social Sciences Lecturer in Criminology and Director of the International Youth Justice Network, Dr Faith Gordon, at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne.

Some of Australia’s leading experts in children’s law, refugees and multicultural experiences, including advocates, practitioners, academics and decision-makers, will speak at the event. They include:

  • Judge Amanda Chambers, President of the Children’s Court Victoria
  • Magistrate Jennifer Bowles, Children’s Court of Victoria, Churchill Fellow 2014
  • Indi Clarke, Koorie Youth Council
  • Nyayoud Jice, young person representing the Centre for Multicultural Youth
  • Dr Faith Gordon, Criminology, Director of the International Youth Justice Network, Monash University
  • Professor Rosemary Sheehan, Social Work, Monash University
  • Liana Buchanan, Children’s Commissioner, Victoria
  • Professor Arie Freiberg, Faculty of Law, Monash University (event Moderator)

Event details:

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

6pm – 8pm

The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Dr Faith Gordon is available

/Public Release.