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Results so far

The PhD research: Looking at Law through Children’s Eyes
Click here for updates on the PhD research “Looking at Law through Children’s Eyes” that started in july 2015 and is planned to continue until march 2019. (updates on the latest field research can be found here).

hopman lectureReport: Which child has the right to education?
This (Dutch) research report is the outcome of the first case study, on the child’s right to education in the Netherlands. The report focuses specifically on homeschooling, children out of school and Roma children. It has been published in cooperation with Defence for Children / ECPAT the Netherlands, and it has received a lot of attention in media and politics since.

Crowdfunding campaign: raising funds for research on the child’s right to education
From 12 may until July 1 2015 there was a crowdfunding campaign to collect funds for research on the child’s right to education. Here you can find a list of all media appearances of the project (in Dutch). 

UN: Dutch government has to change military education of minors
As a direct result of the research on child soldiers in the Netherlands and the subsequent UN report, the UN has summoned the Dutch government to change its military education of minors.kindsoldaat hockeystick

UN Committee on the Rights of the Child: List of issues
The UN Children’s Rights Committee has drafted a list of issues that has to be answered for by the Dutch government, on the military education of minors in the country.

OPAC report on child combatants in the Netherlands (with UNICEF)
This report on child combatants in the Netherlands is addressed to the UN children’s rights committee in Geneva. It contains the concerns raised earlier on military education of minors in the Netherlands. See here for an excellent article in Dutch media on the issue.

Childhood and Children’s Rights: including a case study of child combatants in Rwanda and the Netherlands
By Marieke Hopman, University of Amsterdam. (MA thesis)
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