Children’s Rights and Access to Justice – Useful Links

Professor Ton Liefaard Academic and Research Profile

Professor Ton Liefaard’s Twitter @tonliefaard

Professor Ursula Kilkelly’s Academic Profile

Professor Ursula Kilkelly’s Research Profile

Professor Ursula Kilkelly’s Twitter @Ukilkelly

Matthew Keeley’s Biography

Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

General Comment No. 5 (2003): General measures of implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Access to justice for children: Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (2013)

Access to Justice for Children: Towards a Specific Research and Implementation Agenda, Ton Liefaard, The International Journal of Children’s Rights (2019)

Children’s Equitable Access to Justice: Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, UNICEF

Guidelines of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on Child-friendly Justice

Concluding observations on the combined fifth and sixth periodic reports of Australia (2019)

Justice for Children, Justice for All: The Challenge to Achieve SDG 16+ (Report)

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure (2011)

National Independent Human Rights Institutions for Children: Protecting and Promoting Children’s Rights, Ursula Kilkelly, Palgrave Macmillan (2021)

United Nations Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Children’s Access to Justice: A Critical Assessment, Mona Paré, Marielle Bruning, Thierry Moreau, Caroline Siffrein-Blanc, Intersentia (2022)

National Report on Australia, Human Rights Council Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (2021)

Compilation on Australia, Human Rights Council Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (2021)

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review re Australia (2021)

Landmark European judgement finds Irish State liable for sexual abuse (re Louise O’Keeffe case with the European Court of Human Rights), Rónán Duffy, TheJournal.ie (2014)

Children’s Rights and the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture

Commission of Inquiry into the Tasmanian Government’s Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Settings (Scope)

A Guide to Child-Centred Complaints Handling

Urgent action needed over Don Dale Youth Detention Centre, Australian Human Rights Commission (2018)

Supreme Court Declares Lockdowns at Banksia Hill Unlawful, Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia

VYZ By Next Friend XYZ v Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Justice [2022] WASC 274

Youth justice system ‘in crisis’, commentary by National Children’s Commissioner Anne Hollonds

Child-friendly justice: Past, present and future, Ton Liefaard, Ursula Kilkelly, Routledge (2018)

The Report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (The Ryan Report)

Leiden Children's Rights Observatory

Spotlighting the Invisible: Justice for Children in Africa, African Child Policy Forum

The Right of Children to Participate in Public Decision-Making Processes, Save The Children

All Care, No Responsibility: Legislation for Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse in the “Developing World”, Afrooz Kaviani Johnson (2022)

Children’s Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals, Karin Arts, International Human Rights Book (2018) (Series)

Useful links from the 18th CRC Webinar, in conjunction with Youth Law Australia and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.