Activities of the Legal Counsel of the
30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child at AVL
20 November 2019
New York, New York
The celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child presents an opportunity to reflect on the progress made by the international community regarding the rights of the child since its adoption, in 1989, as well as the challenges that remain in achieving its full implementation.
To mark this occasion, the Office of Legal Affairs presents a lecture by Professor Diane Marie Amann of the University of Georgia School of Law, USA, entitled "Child Rights, Conflict, and International Criminal Justice".
After tracing the developments that led to the adoption of the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child, Professor Amann describes parallel developments in two fields: international humanitarian law and international criminal law. The lecture further addresses relevant provisions of the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child and other instruments, in particular the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and assesses efforts made to respect and protect the rights of the child by preventing and punishing crimes committed against children.
You are invited to watch the lecture or listen to the podcast on the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law website.
20 November 1989 - Group of children meeting the Secretary-General Javier Perez De Cuellar after the General Assembly adopts the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Photo credit: UN Photo/Milton Grant.