Colloquium on the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child
Friday, 11/16/2007 9:00 AM (EST)
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9:00 – 9:15 a.m. (link above)
John J. DeGioia, President, Georgetown University
T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Dean, Georgetown University Law Center
9:15 – 9:45 a.m. (link above)
"An Overview of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child"
Tom Kennedy, Chair, Campaign for U.S. Ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, and Vice President, Covenant House
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
"Education, Health and Justice – A Focus on the Issues"
John Folkemer, Maryland State Medicaid Director, and Deputy Secretary for Health Care Financing, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Dave Marsden, Delegate, Virginia House of Delegates
Tommy Wells, Member, District of Columbia City Council
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
"The Convention on the Rights of the Child as a Tool for Change"
Mai Fernandez, Legal and Strategic Director, Latin American Youth Center
The participants will discuss the standards outlined in the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and reflect upon the Convention’s potential impact on the lives of children in the U.S.
The colloquium will focus on children’s health, juvenile justice and education issues in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Specifically, elected and appointed leaders from these three jurisdictions will comment on the outcomes for children and how a greater focus on the CRC could improve performance.
This colloquium is one of over a dozen that will be held concurrently on campuses across the country. It is timed to coincide with the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on November 20, 1989.
This event is co-sponsored by Georgetown Law, Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI), Georgetown Center for Child and Human Development, Georgetown University Department of Psychology, Campaign for Youth Justice and Campaign for U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
A Web story is available at https://www.law.georgetown.edu/news/webstory/child.html.