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The Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on the Rights of the Child (IRLRC) was created in 2007. It is linked to the Faculty of Law and to the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) at the University of Ottawa. The IRLRC encourages the development of interdisciplinary training and research in the area of children’s rights with the ultimate goal of contributing to better protection of the rights of children both nationally and internationally. A master's level course entitled "Children's Rights: An Interdisciplinary Approach" was created in 2010. Each year, the course is offered in either French or English. The IRLRC wishes to offer a full master's program. The Laboratory organizes annual multidisciplinary conferences on children’s rights.

The IRLRC aims to create a national and international forum and network of researchers and practitioners from various child-related disciplines.  Discussion among the many specialists will result in a transfer of knowledge and information, practical on-the-ground benefits, and the development of future joint training and research opportunities between members of academia and front-line workers.

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