IRLRC's Annual Symposium and International Conference on Child Rights
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
November 18-20, 2009
"Children's participation rights and research" was this year's theme of the annual symposium of the IRLRC, which was held on November 18, 2009. The symposium examined the principle of respect of the views of the child in order to learn from children's participation when conducting research on the rights of the child.
Academic and practitioners shared their experiences with respect to research and participation of children around two sectors: health and education. A round table discussion allowed the audience to participate in the exchange.
The Symposium was followed by the University of Ottawa's International Conference on the Rights of the Child (November 19-20), which considered the four general principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The first day on November 19 was dedicated to international perspectives, whereas the second day on November 20 examined the situation at the national level.