19th May 2020

Online Seminar via Zoom

Online Seminar via Zoom

Interactive Webinars by our Children's Rights Group 

The Children’s Rights Group at Doughty Street Chambers is holding a series of seminars on child rights in the time of coronavirus.

Child rights in the time of coronavirus – Part 3

11 June 2020, 3pm BST 

This online seminar will consider child rights and the criminal justice system during the pandemic. The speakers will be:

  • Kirsty Brimelow QC, who will discuss the coronavirus offences and policing during the pandemic, and the impact on child rights;

  • Maryam Mir, who will discuss the challenges of representing children and young people in the criminal courts during the lockdown; and

  • Dr Laura Janes, Legal Director, Howard League for Penal Reform, who will discuss Covid19 and children in custody.

The seminar will be chaired by Professor Aoife Nolan.

To register for this event, please click here.

Past Webinars:

Tuesday 19th May 2020 | 3pm BST

Children's Rights and the Law in a Time of Coronavirus - Part 2

This second seminar will consider further issues concerning the impact of both Coronavirus and governmental responses to Coronavirus on child rights. The speakers will be: 

  • Oliver Lewis: the impact of Covid-19 and governmental responses to the pandemic on disabled children

  • Marisa Cohen: the impact of Covid-19 on children’s immigration and asylum applications

  • Zimran Samuel: the impact of Covid-19 and the lockdown on abuse and domestic violence, from a children’s rights perspective

The recording of this webinar can be found here.

Thursday 7th May 2020 | 3pm BST

Children's Rights and the Law in a Time of Coronavirus - Part 1

Children's rights have been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. Child-related impacts of the pandemic - and the actions taken by Government in response to it - range from experiencing food shortages to missing months of education, from increased exposure to violence in the home to mental health risks. However, the child rights aspects of the crisis have thus far gone largely unnoticed.

The speakers will be: Professor Aoife NolanCaoilfhionn Gallagher QCJamie Burton and Adam Wagner.

Speakers will address the international and domestic legal frameworks on child rights, as well as providing an in-depth look at recent changes made to the safeguards and regulatory frameworks for children in need, child protection, and the right to education.

The recording of this webinar can be found here.

The slides can be found here.