International Congress: Children and the Law

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 6:30am to Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 2:30pm

The International Congress on “Children and the law” aims to share knowledge and experience about the children's contact with the justice system as victims, witnesses or offenders. The number of children who are heard in court has increased greatly in recent years, especially in cases of sexual abuse, as well as in cases of divorce, for the determination of parental responsibilities. This Congress is intended to bring together the knowledge of both national and international experts on the legal, ethical and practical issues, which encompass children's contact with the justice system. This International Congress is organized within the framework of the research project entitled “Children and the law: The analysis of children's comprehension about legal terminology and court proceedings” (PTDC/MHC-PAP/3646/2012) funded by FCT and European funds, through the COMPETE programme. The official languages of the congress will be English (first language), Portuguese and Spanish.

Keynote Speakers (All confirmed)

June 11, 2015

Ankie Vanderkerckhove

Children's rights expert

"HAVING RIGHTS IS NOT ENOUGH...IS IT?"

 

June 12, 2015

Howard Davidson

Director of the Center on Children and the Law at ABA

"THE PROFESSION OF CHILD LAW: A PERSPECTIVE FROM 40 YEARS IN THE FIELD AND IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE"

 

June 13, 2015

Maggie Bruck

Professor at Science at Johns Hopkins University

"SCIENCE OF CHILD WITNESS' IN THE COURT ROOM"

Symposia

 

June 11, 2015

Children´s Comprehension of Legal Terminology and Court Proceedings

Chair: Ana Sacau

(University Fernando Pessoa -  Portugal)

 

June 11, 2015

Evidence Collection and Physical Examination

in Acute Sexual Assault Cases of Children and Adolescents

Chair: Teresa Magalhães

(University of Porto - Portugal)
 

June 11, 2015

Restorative justice and juvenile justice system: a comparative perspective between Spain, Portugal and UK

Chair: David Turner

(University of Gloucestershire - UK)

 

June 12, 2015

Ways of Enhancing Children's Testimony

Chair: Ray Bull

(Leicester University - UK)

 

June 12, 2015

Recall and Reporting in Children with Developmental Disorders: Implications for Eyewitness Testimony and Forensic Interviewing

Chairs: Margaret-Ellen Pipe

(The City University of New York - USA)

and Michael Lamb

(University of Cambridge - UK)

 

June 13, 2015

NICHD Forensic Interview Protocol: An international Vision

Chairs: Michael Lamb

(University of Cambridge - UK)

and Carlos Peixoto
(National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences - Portugal)

Imagine a world where we build on the core strengths of children, their families, and communities, to create dignity, belonging, and justice for all.

 

Contact Info

International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD)

mailing address: 309 - 1694 Cedar Hill Cross Rd, Victoria, BC, V8P 2P7
office address for meetings (please confirm in advance): 5th floor - 1112 Fort Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 3K9
+1 (250) 891-2424
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