Rights of the Child UK (ROCK) Annual Conference 2018

Date: 19th October 2018
Category: General measures of implementation


The Rights of the Child UK (ROCK) Annual Conference will be held in Cardiff on Wednesday 12th December 2018.

The conference will explore how domestic law can be used to progress the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Through speaker presentations and discussions throughout the day, the conference will look at:

  • Developments that are currently taking place across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to embed the UNCRC into law and policy;
  • Threats to existing legal protections of children’s rights
  • Opportunities to further legal protections of children’s rights under the UNCRC within England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and at UK level.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Huw Irranca-Davies AM, Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care, Welsh Government
  • Kirsten Sandberg, Member and previous Chair of the UNCRC Committee, Professor of Law at the University of Oslo
  • Professor Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales
  • Deborah McMillan, Children’s Commissioner for Jersey
  • Dr Simon Hoffman, Associate Professor, College of Law and Criminology, Swansea University
  • Representatives from the Welsh Youth Parliament
  • Louise King, Director, Children’s Rights Alliance for England
  • Juliet Harris, Director, Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights)
  • Sean O’Neill, Policy Director, Children in Wales, Wales UNCRC Monitoring Group
  • Karin Odquist Drackner, Senior Child Rights Legal Officer, UNICEF Sweden

Find out more about the event and register your interest here.