School of Law, Psychology and Social work

International conference on Children in Law

Time: September 16-17
Place: Örebro University, Sweden

Organizers: Örebro University and the Swedish Network for European Legal Studies, Swedish Council for working life and social research

The Convention on the Rights of the Child defines a child a person under the age of eighteen. Based on their vulnerability they may be unable to claim their rights. The concept of reducing violence against the rights of children in the forthcoming society depends basically on our own commitments. The United Nations Organization expresses that “The aspirations of the younger generation for a better world, in which human rights and fundamental freedoms are fully implemented, must be given the highest encouragement. It is imperative that youth participate in shaping the future of mankind” and that as responsible individuals of the international community “we have a duty therefore to all the world's people, especially the most vulnerable and, in particular, the children of the world, to whom the future belongs.”


The 2010 Conference on Children in Law is arranged by experts in different fields of law and will be contributed by regional as well as international experts. The purpose of the Conference is to create an opportunity for specialists to analyze their own main area in connection with the rights of children. The implementation of the rules of law within national, regional and international legislations and jurisdictions will be focused on. The themes are such as Parenthood, Education, Wealth, Labour, Migration, Social service, Criminalization, Sanctions, Criminal Procedure and Victimizations.


The intention of the Conference is to assemble and discuss the existing de lege lata relating to the rights of children. By enlightening different aspects of legal systems, we will be able to present a comparative and interdisciplinary approach within theoretical and methodological jurisprudence.


The resolution of the Conference concludes legal issues which have been analyzed during different panel discussions and contains the identified needs for improvements, changes and research.

Updated: 2012-02-06

Editor: Lina Ahlbom