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Sessions Schedule

Imagining the future of child justice : calling what’s next!

Master of Ceremony and ModeratorVijaya Ratnam RamanJustice Specialist UNICEF
Imagining the future of child justice
Scenario 1
Moderator:Sanjay KhannaStrategic Foresight expert
Title:Gathering Forces
Barry GoldsonProfessor Emeritus School of Law and Social Justice The University of Liverpool, UKTheme: criminological perspective, action towards abolitionism
Angela VasileChild Youth Advisory Group member
videoRobert MuggahSpecialist in cities, security, migration and new technologies. Co-founded the Igarapé InstituteTheme: Multidimensional Risks facing cities: Climate change, urban security
Scenario 2
Title:Fragmented Energy
Ton LiefaardVice-Dean for Education of Leiden Law School, full Professor of Children’s Rights and UNICEF Chair in Children’s Rights at Leiden University.
Alexandra Maria DanChild Youth Advisory Group member
Exploring Child Justice Scenarios in the Global Context
Maria Luciana AxenteRomania-UK Responsible AI Lead PWC
Alexandra MartinsHead, UNODC Global Programme to End Violence Against Children
Action in Access to Justice: calling what’s next!
Moderator:Marielza OlivieraDirector for Partnerships and Operational Programme Monitoring Communications and Information, UNESCO
Kirsten Di MartinoSenior Child Protection Adviser, UNICEF
Agnes Cynthia AmodingUnited Nations Pathfinders young activist Uganda
Maaike de LangenProgram Lead, Justice for All, Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive
Tatyana TeplovaHead of Division, Policy Coherence for SDGs, Senior Counsellor, Gender, Justice and Inclusiveness chez OECD-OCDE
John GroomMedia and technology lawyer – Senior Associate at Baker McKenzie
Daniella MandelTax Associate at Baker McKenzie
Jane KlingerSr. Corporate Counsel, Ethics & Integrity Investigations, Salesforce
Sophie BarbeyDeputy Director Of Operations, Terre des hommes
Marta PascualPresident International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates (AIMJF)
Olivia RopeExecutive Director, Penal Reform International
Macholi Chris BenardChild Youth Advisory Group member

    OPIC International Training

    Title:International training on the Third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child a Communications Procedure (OPIC)
    IntroductionChild Rights Connect
    Presentation:Ann SkeltonMember of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and Coordinator of the Committee’s Working Group on Individual CommunicationsThemes: What is the OPIC? What are its mechanisms? – Recent trends – Jurisprudence highlights
    Group 1
    Title:Advancing towards the ratification of the OPIC: Why and How?
    Cordinated by:Beatriz Santaemilia and Olivia SolariChild Rights Connect
    Presentation:Beatriz SantaemiliaTheme: Added value of the OPIC
    Speaker:Theme: Experiences of ratification/non-ratification
    Open discussionAnn Skelton
    Group 2
    Title:The OPIC: strategic use and effective implementation by children’s rights defenders, including children
    Cordinated by:Leire Ibáñez and Lola SánchezChild Rights Connect
    Speaker:Anna BatallaPetitions Unit, OHCHRTheme: Strategic use of the OPIC
    Open discussionBenoît van KeirsbilckMember of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Anna Batalla and Child Rights Connect

    International Workshop

      Int. Workshop 8
      TitleDealing with child returnees from conflict zones: Short-term response and long-term planning
      OrganiserIrina Urumova and Dimitry Nurumov, Revanta BV, Legal Policy Research Center – Kazakhstan
      TypePanel Discussion
      VideoView Video
      Int. Workshop 9
      TitleParticipation and Co-Creation in youth justice settings (England and Wales)
      OrganiserAnne-Marie Douglas, Peer Power Youth
      TypePanel Discussion
      VideoView Video
      Int. Workshop 10
      TitleProtecting children form torture and other ill-treatment in detention: challenges and best practices
      OrganiserLaure Elmaleh, OMCT (World Organisation Against Torture)
      TypePanel Discussion
      LanguageEnglish and French
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      Int. Workshop 11
      TitleChildren in street situations and access to justice- challenges and new policy in Brazil
      OrganiserEduardo Rezende Melo, AIMJF
      TypePanel Discussion
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      Int. Workshop 12
      TitleKnow your rights, claim your rights and join the movement to change child justice systems
      TypeWorking group
      VideoView Video