Law

CAS Children's Rights 2023

The participants of the CAS are taught by leading academics and actors in the field of children’s human rights, who are up-to-date with the latest developments and debates. The multidisciplinary and international environment gives the programme a unique character.

Information

Period

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12 ECTS credits
64 Teaching hours

Language

English

Format

Blended learning

Contact

Hortense HOFER
+41(0)27 205 73 93
mcr-secretariat(at)unige.ch

Location

Genève, Sion

Registration

Contact coordinator

Fees:

CHF 5'150.-

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Objectives

  • Acquire specialised knowledge in children’s rights in their theoretical as well as in their practical dimensions through an international and an interdisciplinary approach to the study of children’s rights
  • Understand and critically discuss the role of international instruments on children’s rights in the implementation and monitoring of children’s rights, with a particular focus on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Develop the ability to contribute to the resolution of child rights related issues and problems
  • Exercise tools to effectively use human rights standards and mechanisms at the international and national levels

Audience

Professional who works with children’s rights issues: lawyer, psychologist, sociologist, judge, law enforcement officer, social worker, teacher, government official, staff from governmental and non governmental organisations, academic and journalist

Programme

2 week-long modules to be chosen among the following modules of the MAS:

  • Module 1 Children's rights and childhood studies (Online learning)
  • Module 2 International children’s rights law (University of Geneva)
  • Module 3 Child protection strategies and policies (Online learning)
  • Module 4 Children’s rights and criminal justice (Valais Campus - Sion)
  • Module 5 Child labour and education (Online learning)
  • Module 6 Children’s rights and migration U(University of Geneva)
  • Module 7 Children’s rights policy implementation and monitoring (Valais Campus - Sion)

Director(s)

Prof. Karl HANSON, Centre for Children's Rights Studies (CIDE), University of Geneva

Coordinator(s)

Dr. Roberta RUGGIERO, University of Geneva

Admission criteria

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in the field of social and human sciences conferred by the University of Geneva, a Swiss University of Applied Sciences, a University recognised by the University of Geneva, or a qualification deemed to be equivalent by the Steering committee
  • Provide evidence of at least one year's professional experience in a field linked to the course
  • Have a level of proficiency in English deemed sufficient to follow the teaching and participate in the programme and discussions.

Number of participants

The number of participants is adapted to the chosen pedagogy.

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

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