Anne Scully-Johnson, member of the Organising Committee of the Children's Issues Forum, has been invited once again to submit the Hong Kong chapter to the International Society of Family Law's annual publication, the International Survey of Family Law,
The Survey is the annual review of the International Society of Family Law and is published by Intersentia. The aim of the Survey is to bring together reliable and clearly structured insights into the latest and most notable developments in family law from all around the globe. Chapters are prepared by an international team of selected experts in the field, usually covering 20 or more jurisdictions in each edition.
The 2020 edition addresses issues that relate to the whole fabric of family life, from surrogacy, assisted reproduction and adoption, to the care of vulnerable adults and elderly people. The chapters are particularly diverse in this edition, dealing with family formation, the functioning of intact families and families during or post-dissolution. Anne's chapter for this 2020 volume of the Survey is titled "Hong Kong Family Law Today: Drowning not Waving?" For more information see: https://intersentia.com/en/international-survey-of-family-law-2020.html
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
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