Events and Exhibitions
RY4C hosts a debate about the legal status of the UNCRC
Coming up on Friday 14th December is a debate surrounding the legal status of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, held at UNICEF UK. Please spread the word and come along to help add to the debate fighting for the rights of the child.
EXPERTS AND YOUNG PEOPLE DEBATE LEGAL STATUS OF THE UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
A range of children’s rights experts and young people will debate whether the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child should be incorporated into UK law.
“We should scrap the human rights act.”
Connor Burns, Member of Parliament for Bournemouth West
This is going to be a genuinely two sided debated with the key points featuring in a report for anti and pro children’s rights organisations to have more of an understanding of why so many people disagree when it comes to this issue.
We want mainstream media and budding young journalists to attend the debate and create awareness of this issue that’s so integral to our society. Media that attend will receive the report of findings 24 hours before any other media.
The debate is on 14 December at UNICEF UK, 30A Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DU map.
The debate is facilitated by the Right Year for Children Partnership. This was formed to promote the 20th anniversary of the UK government ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and take advantage of this fantastic year of great opportunities. The partnership ends on 16 December 2012, the 21st anniversary.