A leading Hong Kong NGO, the Hong Kong Committee on Children’s Rights, commissioned Prof. Anne Scully-Johnson, member of the Children's Issues Forum's Organising Committee, to conduct research into the extent and nature of the implementation in Hong Kong of Article 12 (Children’s Right to be Heard) of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This 18 month project has now culminated in the publication of The Baseline Study on the Implementation of UNCRC Article 12 in Hong Kong.
The study details how Article 12 is implemented across Hong Kong’s laws, mechanisms and practices, in settings such as general policy making, legal, alternative care, education, health, leisure and culture and others that are closely related to children. It also identifies examples of both good practice and barriers to implementation. The report concludes by making 92 recommendations for the Administration, different sectors and stakeholders to mainstream and advance child participation and to hear the voice of children clearly.
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The Hong Kong Committee on Children’s Rights is organising a Discussion Forum on Child Safeguarding Policy on 13 November. For registration details please go to: https://bit.ly/2pquvWi
Anne Scully-Johnson of our own CIF Organising Committee will be speaking at CUHK on Friday, 1 March 2019 (12.30 - 2.00) in a lunchtime seminar. Anne will be sharing insights from Scandinavian family mediation practice. There is a long history of mediation as dispute resolution in the Scandinavian region and, as in Hong Kong today, family mediation is promoted as an effective means to resolve disputes arising from relationship breakdown, separation and divorce.
To register for this seminar please register with CUHK.
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