Symposium Programme

Dear all,
The Oxford Children’s Rights Network (OCRN) Symposium on “Children’s Rights in Fragile Contexts” is due to take place in one month, on June 6th at Herold Lee Room, Pembroke College, University of Oxford. We would like to share with you the final Symposium programme and thank all of our speakers for their participation.
8:45 – 9:00
Introduction & Housekeeping
9:00 – 09:15
Keynote: Dr. Jason Hart, University of Bath
9:15 – 10:15
Chair: Elena Butti
(followed by a brief 15-minute coffee break)
Capturing Children’s Experiences of their Rights in Migration
10:30 – 12:30
Chair and Discussant: Lea Boergerding
“I Write with the Right”. The Legal Consciousness of Panamian Ngäbe Children Migrating to Costa Rica for the Coffee Harvest and the Vernacularization of the UN CRC
Carrie van der Kroon, Lawyers Without Borders The Netherlands
What do the Bedouin Children Want? – Participatory Research with Bedouin Stateless Children in Lebanon
Leila Younes, Free University of Berlin
Negotiated Futures: Experiences of ‘becoming adult’ among 16-17 year old unaccompanied migrants in Italy
Jenny Allsopp, University of Oxford
Engendering Children’s Movement: A Participatory Technique to Unveil the Subjectivities and Multile Realities of Young Migrants
Thomas Yeboah, University of Cambridge
12:30 – 13:30
Institutional Approaches to the Rights of Migrant Children
13:30 – 15:30
Chair and Discussant: Stacy Topouzova
The Voice(less): A Critical Analysis Exploring the Participation of Unaccompanied
Minors in Canada’s Refugee Determination System
Maddie Pearlman, University of Oxford
Immigration Judges and Children’s Rights: How Judges Decide Cases on Residency
When Children Are Involved
Ellen Nisen, Radboud University Nijmegen
Immigration Detention of Children in International Law
Yulia Ioffe, University of Oxford
The Fragile Contexts of Teenage-Jihadis in the Netherlands: Solutions on a Children’s
Rights Based Approach
Maria de Jong-de Kruijf, Leiden Law School
(followed by a brief 15-minute coffee break)
Children and their Rights in Conflict and Post-Conflict
15:45 – 17:15
Chair and Discussant: Aeden Pillai
Between Legal Rights and Lived Experiences: Children in Transitional Justice. The
Colombian Case
Elena Butti, University of Oxford
“Maybe That’s How They Learned in the Past; but Today This is not How We Learn”:
Children’s Voices on Barriers to Engagement with School Learning in Postwar Lebanon
Lena Bahou, University of Edinburgh
Non-Governmental Organizations and Children’s Participation after 2011 January
Revolution in Egypt: Authentic or Tokenistic Participation
Iman Moustafa, Free University of Berlin
Roundtable Discussion
17:15 – 18:15
Chairs: Elena Butti & Aeden Pillai
This symposium is organised by the Oxford Children’s Rights Network with the kind support of the Oxford Human Rights Hub, and is generously sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Training Centre of Oxford.

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