19th November 2020

Online Seminar via Zoom

Online Seminar via Zoom

Doughty Street Chambers Children’s Rights Group Annual Children’s Rights Lecture, 2020

Thursday 19 November 2020, 15.00 – 16.30 GMT (online)

Every year, in November, the international community celebrates World Children’s Day. It is celebrated each year to promote awareness of children’s rights and improving children’s welfare. 2020 has seen especial challenges for children’s rights, in particular the COVID-19 health crisis.

The Children’s Rights Lecture 2020 will be jointly delivered by Bruce Adamson, Scottish Commissioner for Children and Young People, together with one of his young advisors, Beccie White. Reflecting recent developments in Scotland in terms of the pending full and direct incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scottish law, as well as the pressing need to encourage such advances in other parts of the UK, they will be speaking on the topic of advancing children’s rights in the UK.  

The lecture will be chaired by the Rt Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond and will be online.

There will be a panel discussion in response to the Annual Lecture, and a Questions and Answers session with the audience. The panellists will be:

  • Louise King, Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE)

  • Anmol Kaur Singh, ChangeIt! Campaign (CRAE)

  • Professor Simon Hoffman, Swansea University

  • Shu Shin Luh, Doughty Street Chambers

  • Professor Aoife Nolan, Doughty Street Chambers and University of Nottingham

To watch the recording of the lecture, please click here.

Panel poster