In Semester 1, 2020 the topic for LAWS7724 is Children’s Rights in Context.

This course introduces students to children’s rights, explores relevant international, regional, and national legal frameworks, and critically considers the application of rights in a range of contexts. Topics examined include the use of children in armed conflict, child trafficking, children with disabilities, juvenile justice, and the protection of children in immigration processes. The course explores how issues involving children, particularly situations where they are exposed to forms of ill-treatment, deprivation, and exploitation, are increasingly examined from a human rights perspective. The limits of law in protecting the rights of children are also considered, as well as contemporary challenges to human rights-based approaches.

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Dr Joseph Lelliott

Joseph Lelliott is a Lecturer at UQ Law. He has published on subjects including children’s rights, irregular migration, migrant smuggling, and trafficking in persons. He also teaches criminal law and procedure.





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