Date: 20 July 2020
Time: 16:30-18:00 (registration from 16:00)
Education is not only an important end in itself; it enables access to other human rights, to meaningful participation in society, and to the promotion of universal respect for the dignity of all. This is why schools should be safe places. In order to ensure that States around the world commit to their protection, the Safe Schools Declaration was adopted in 2015 and, to date, 102 countries around the world have jointed this political agreement.
This event will discuss the Safe Schools Declaration, as well as the recent legal developments that seek to hold those who attack schools and education in general accountable. It will also consider the outstanding legal challenges, offering an opportunity for all those involved in the protection of education to discuss ways to address the current hurdles to the full realisation of the human right education around the world.
At the event, Protecting Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict: an International Law Handbook (Second Edition) will be formally launch with limited copies available to those attending the event. Note that the Handbook is also available online here.
- Professor Robert McCorquodale, Inclusive Law
- Professor Steven Haines, University of Greenwich
- Dr Siobhan Smith, Lancaster University
Additional Speakers TBC
Pricing and registration
Please note this event will be re-scheduled. A new date will be announced shortly
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This event offers the equivalent of 2 CPD hours.
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