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International Plenary Opening

Sessions Schedule

Master of Ceremony and ModeratorFemi OkeProfessional moderador and International Journalist
Barbara HintermannDirector General of Terre des Hommes and Child Right Institute Board member
Marta PascualePresident International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates (AIMJF)
David FathiSecretary General, Penal Reform International
Child and Youth Advisory group representative
VideoVoices of World Leaders: Equal access to Justice is everyone matters!
Title:Ensuring access to justice for all children: towards non-discriminatory and inclusive child justice systems
Moderator:Femi OkeProfessional moderador and International Journalist
Najat Maalla M’jidUN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against ChildrenTheme: Global Picture on access to justice
Xavier McElrath-BeyCo-Executive Director, Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth (CFSY)Theme: Discrimination due to ethnic origin
Clifton CortezGlobal Adviser on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) World BankTheme: Discrimination due to gender identity and sexual orientation
Theoni KoufonikolakouGreek Ombudsperson for Children’s Rights, Chair of the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children (ENOC)Theme: Discrimination due to migration background
Mikiko OtaniChair person Committee on the Right of the ChildTheme: Resilient child justice systems
Huw WilliamsProfessor in Clinical Neuropsychology
Co-Director – Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research (CCNR)
School of Psychology, College of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Exeter UK
Theme: Discrimination due to Mental Health conditions
Janos BertokDeputy Director, Public Governance, OECD
Action on Access to Justice: Examining Child Detention from Every Angle
Moderator:Cedric FoussardGlobal initiative and World Congress On justice with Children Coordinator
video:Henrietta ForeExecutive Director UNICEF
Sagie DavidovichSparkBeyond CEO
Theme: Reinventing Social Impact: Child Detention
Angela VigilPro bono Director and Partner Baker Mckenzie
Manfred NowakHuman rights lawyer, Secretary General of EIUC/Global Campus, Former Independent Expert for the Global Study on Children Deprived of LibertyTheme: The unintended consequences of child detention
Virginia GambaSpecial Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict
Video:Animated Film on the United Nations Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty

Baker McKenzie’s 8th Annual Children’s Rights Summit will bring together criminal justice experts, lawyers, community leaders, and volunteers from a year-long project stemming from last year’s Children’s Rights Summit – Real Rights. A series of exchanges will examine issues of equity and equality in the justice system―discussions will feature the lived experiences of young people of color, legal lessons learned from the Real Rights project, and a conversation about the path forward to a more just reality for young people everywhere.

The Children’s Rights Summit brings together voices from across the globe and across disciplines – this is by design. Great thinkers help solve challenging problems – we welcome you to join this series of conversations

International Workshops

    Int. Workshop 1
    TitleYouth experiences of discrimination across the globe: dismantling cycles of intolerance and nurturing cycles of inclusion & equality
    OrganiserKristen Hope, Tdh
    TypePanel Discussion
    VideoView Video
    Int. Workshop 2
    TitlePromoting Alternative Solutions to Deprivation of Liberty
    OrganiserAlex Kamarotos, Executive Director DCI.
    TypePanel Discussion
    VideoView Video
    Int. Workshop 3
    TitleEquality and Non-Discrimination in the Child Justice System- Principle, Practice and Global Perspectives
    OrganiserDr. Yannick van den Brink, Associate Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
    TypePanel Discussion
    VideoView Video