Symposium Schedule of Events
|5:30 p.m.||Check In|
|7:00 p.m.||Opening Remarks
Susan H. Bitensky, Michigan State University College of Law and Lori E. Talsky Center for Human Rights of Women and Children
Howard Davidson, "Legal Implementation of the Children's Convention in the United States: What Might Be Its Impact?"
|8:00 p.m.||Closing Remarks|
|9:30 a.m.||The Child Soldier, Under the Optional Protocol to the Children's Convention and Other International Humanitarian Law
Moderator: Kevin C. Kennedy, Michigan State University College of Law
Matthew Happold, "Treaty and Custom in the Law Relating to Children's Participation in Armed Conflict"
Jo Becker, "From Opponent to Ally: The United States and Efforts to End the Use of Child Soldiers"
Francoise Hampson, "The Children's Convention and its Optional Protocol on Recruiting and Deploying Child Soldiers, and on the Child's 'Right to Fight'"
|12:30 p.m.||The Children's Convention Rights to Criminal Justice and Against Trafficking and Poverty
Moderator: Catherine M. Grosso, Michigan State University College of Law
Jonathan Todres, "A Child Rights Framework for Addressing Trafficking of Children"
Wouter Vandenhole, "Child Poverty as a Child Rights Issue"
Bernardine Dohrn, "Opening Doors to the Children's Convention: An Emerging 8th Amendment Jurisprudence for Children"
|2:30 p.m.||Coffee Break|
|2:50 p.m.||Experiences of States Parties, e.g., Canada, Israel, Turkey and Norway, in Living Up to the Children's Convention Standards
Moderator: Kristi L. Bowman, Michigan State University College of Law
Mark E. Hecht, "Canada and the Children's Convention: Lessons Learnt or Bridges Burnt?"
Tamar Morag, "The Influence of the Children's Convention on Israeli Law"
Adem Arkadas-Thibert, "A Strong Push and an Uphill Battle for Child Rights Advocates: Turkey's Implementation of the Children's Convention and the Role of the United States"
Anne Lindboe, "How Children's Rights Become a Reality: The Impact of the Children's Convention in Norway"
|4:50 p.m.||Closing Remarks|