Child rights are human rights

December 6, 2010

Murdoch University’s School of Law is marking International Human Rights Day on December 10 with an event designed to let young people air their views on the subject.

The School has organised a one day symposium, ‘Child Rights are Human Rights’, in collaboration with Millennium Kids, Mallesons and the Child Rights Taskforce.

The symposium, from 10am to 4pm at the Murdoch University Law Centre, will engage young people in a discussion about human rights and encourage them to share their own experiences.

It will include workshops facilitated by young people, brainstorming activities and examples of inspirational youth who are making the changes they want to see in the world. The young people’s feedback, with permission, will be included in the non-government report to the United Nations on the Convention on the Rights of the Child which is due in Geneva in 2011.

The symposium will be followed at 4pm by the launch of the YouthVoice Project Exhibition, a collection of work by young people from around the state who have shared their thoughts on human rights in Australia in a creative way.

Youth who would like to be involved on the day or would like to submit their feedback for Geneva in 2011 are asked to register their interest by emailing For more information visit the Youth Voice Project Facebook site.

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