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A number of research seminars were organized to clarify the fundamental principles underlying local, regional, and international efforts to establish a structure for monitoring and promoting children's rights. This book contains papers presented at these seminars by experts on child advocacy, promotion of children's interests by children, and children's knowledge and views. The 14 papers presented are: (1) "The Search for the Achilles Heel: Monitoring of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Its Implications for the States Parties" (Eugeen Verhellen); (2) "Working for the Rights of Children in Norway" (Malfrid Grude Flekkoy); (3) "Activities of the German Society for the Protection of Children: Establishing the Office of the Child Commissioner in the Federal Republic of Germany" (Walter Wilken); (4) "'Baby Kissing' or a Real Policy for Children?" (Ludwig Salgo); (5) "French Public and Private Initiatives Contributing to the Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in France" (Jean-Pierre Rosenczveig with Annie Bouyx); (6) "Out of the Mouths of Babes," on the difficulties of implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child (Judith Ennew and Virginia Morrow); (7) "Do the Rights of the Child Bring Childhood from the Periphery to the Centre of Society?" (Marjatta Bardy); (8) "Ways of Presenting Children's Lives and Activities" (Jens Qvortrup); (9) "Policy for Children: The Situation in Norway" (Per Egil Mjaavatn); (10) "Children or Youth Town Councils" (Evelyne Lebault); (11) "The Conference 'Voices of the Children,' A Participation Project of and for Children" (J. J. Voeten); (12) "Children's Express: By Children for Everybody" (Robert Clampitt); (13) "Working Children: Leading the Struggle to Obtain and Defend Their Own Rights" (Nelly Torres); and (14) "The United Nations of Youth" (Jeroen Keppens). (TJQ)

Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Advocacy, Child Labor, Child Welfare, Children, Childrens Rights, Foreign Countries, International Programs, Ombudsmen, Public Policy

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Author: Verhellen, Eugeen, Ed.; Spiesschaert, Frans, Ed.


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