Centre For Children's Rights
The Centre for Children’s Rights is a leading research centre globally, operating as a focus for research intended to better understand and improve children’s lives.
Members focus on substantive children’s rights issues, children’s participation in decision making and children’s rights-based research methods with an emphasis on two distinct but interconnected strands of research activity, education, training and professional development:
- using the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and other relevant international standards to evaluate the laws, policies and practices which affect children
Research with children
- evaluating the best methods of conducting research into children’s lives with a particular focus on approaches which involve children actively in the research process. The Centre has a particular expertise in relation to children’s rights-based research employing 'The Lundy Model' of child participation.
The Centre has a strong reputation for undertaking global consultations with children, in innovative collaborative partnerships. These collaborations have, in turn, generated significant global impact. For example, the Centre research on children’s views on public budgeting influenced the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s General Comment on Public Budgeting and is the first UN General Comment to cite the views of children in its text. Also, the contribution to international advocacy on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has been recognized by UNICEF.
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