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The Convention on the Rights of the Child was agreed by the General Assembly through resolution 44/25 on 20 November 1989 and entered into force on 2 September 1990. The convention celebrates its 25th year in 2014.
Megan Mitchell the National Children's Commissioner will visit Adelaide on 15 July 2014 to conduct a lecture on the subject of the 'Rights of children in schools: a human rights perspective on behaviour'. Ms Mitchell will explore the right to school education and how behaviour management policies either contribute to protecting or denying this and other rights, including the opportunity to thrive.
Children's rights do not change when they enter school grounds and the lecture will look at the responsibility of schools to create an environment which respects the inherent dignity of each child, including when dealing with behaviour issues, which also protects the rights of all children to an education.
Ms Mitchell is the first National Children's Commissioner appointed on 25 February 2013 and her appointment was seen as an important step in protection the rights of children in Australia. The responsibilities of her role include: being a national advocate for the rights and interests of children; showing national leadership and coordination around child rights issues; promote awareness of matters related to rights of children in Australia; and examination of law, policies and programmes to determine whether they protect the rights of children.
The lecture is FREE however interested participants are requested to register on line here. If you are interested in the summit that proceeds the lecture more information is available here. The lecture is held in the magnificent Hawke Building and detail of that location and facility can be found here.