Advancing children’s rights via the UN Reporting Mechanism: The role of the UN and Children’s Commissioners


Friday, 1st April, 2022

1.00pm-2.00pm AEST

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Continuing our child rights webinar series aimed at developing greater knowledge and understanding of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, this webinar will focus on the reporting process to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and the opportunities it provides. These opportunities include the engagement of all involved in children’s rights; the implementation of the recommendations in the UN CRC Committee’s Concluding Observations; and the preparation of Australia’s next periodic report to the Committee due in January 2024.

We are honoured to host Samoan Justice Vui Clarence Nelson, a member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Justice Nelson will emphasise the important role that stakeholders play in the reporting process, including by facilitating the inclusion of the voices of children and ensuring that responses to the Committee’s Concluding Observations reflect a diversity of experience.

This will be followed by Commissioners Luke Twyford and Natalie Lewis from the Queensland Family and Children’s Commission (QFCC) who will outline how the CRC is currently being used in the Commission’s work.

NOTE: At least half an hour will be allocated for questions and answers, and comments


Justice Vui Clarence Nelson, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Luke Twyford, QFCC Chief Executive and Principal Commissioner.

Natalie Lewis, Gamilaraay woman and the Commissioner of the QFCC.


Dr Noam Peleg, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law and Justice, UNSW, Book Review Editor, The International Journal of Children's Rights.

Associate Professor Faith Gordon, Deputy Associate Dean of Research, ANU College of Law, The Australian National University and Director of the International Youth Justice Network.

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