November 17, 2009 11:30 Age: 4 yrs

Woodhouse Presents at U.N. Briefing on Children’s Rights

L.Q.C. Lamar Professor of Law Barbara Bennett Woodhouse presented at a United Nations briefing on children’s rights Thursday, Nov. 19, at the United Nations.

The briefing, “Children’s Rights: The Next 20 Years,” recognized the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the General Assembly, which became the first legally binding international convention to affirm human rights for all children.

Woodhouse was joined on a panel by three children’s rights advocates, including author Ishmael Beah; Dan Seymour, chief of the gender and rights unit of UNICEF; and Chis Varney, Australian youth representative to the United Nations. In her presentation, Woodhouse discussed Emory’s Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic and its work to address the problem of commercial sexual exploitation of children in Atlanta.

Woodhouse is among the nation’s foremost experts on children’s rights. She joined the Emory Law faculty in 2009 and serves as co-director of the Barton Clinic. Her scholarship and teaching focus on child law, child welfare, comparative and international family law, and constitutional law.

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