Course themes

CICCR has a thematic focus on children’s rights governance between the local and the global.
 
The CICCR will take place from 28 August 2016 to 09 September 2016 at the University College Ghent in Belgium. In a first cluster, the course maps the potential and limits of various academic disciplines in understanding children’s rights (3 days). The second cluster looks at children’s rights from a contextual perspective, drawing on academic and hands-on experience about children’s rights in a diversity of local contexts (2days). Finally, four topics at the intersection of local and global children’s rights issues are explored in a third cluster (4 days). 
 
Particularly as regards children's rights, there is on-going debate as to the nature and strategic added value of children's rights' approaches to global challenges such as poverty, migration, diversity and health.

CICCR offers theoretical knowledge and examples from the practice, but also a platform for critical and strategic reflection on the potential and limitations of children’s rights governance between the local and the global.
 
The Routledge International Handbook of Children’s Rights Studies, which was developed with contributions from, among others, experts in this course, will be used as main background reading.