Addressing Poverty: Children’s rights and Australia’s obligations – Webinar Recording

The Convention on the Rights of the Child does not contain an explicit right to freedom from poverty. However, for children to enjoy the rest of the rights outlined in the Convention, this human right addressing poverty is key. The response from UN members at Australia’s Universal Periodic Review highlighted the shortcomings in the protection of children in regard to poverty and echoed the recommendations in the Concluding Observations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) Committee. This fourth webinar in the CRC series we will hear from Professor Philip Alston, former Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights (2014-20) and Professor Sharon Bessell, Director of Gender Equity and Diversity and head of the Children’s Policy Centre at the Australian National University as we look at the impacts of poverty on the rights of children.