Unicef and HCCH (Hague Conference on Private International Law) , in partnership with Child Redress, are running a Third Regional Workshop on Justice for Children in East Asia and the Pacific. On the final day focusing on Civil Justice for Child Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Justin Levinson and Alan Collins of Hugh James are set to speak on the UK context of foreign child victims (details below).

The purpose of the conference is outlined below:

  • Examine the role and value of the Hague Children’s Conventions in addressing cross-border child protection cases in East Asia and the Pacific, and to discuss some of the practicalities surrounding implementation of those Conventions and the need to ratify them if not yet done.
  • Understand how best interests of the child is ensured in custody and care arrangement and other family and child protection matters as well as in new issues like surrogacy and migration.
  • Strengthen the coordination between justice professionals and social workers on issues that affect the international protection of children, including their role in implementing multilateral treaties and conventions as well as domestic family law.
  • Be familiar with good practices in civil justice for child victims of sexual exploitation and abuse.
  • Be updated on latest developments, trends, and good practices in the development and enforcement of environmental law and its impact on child rights.

Third Regional Workshop on Justice for Children in East Asia and the Pacific

Dates: 4 – 7 September 2018

Workshop (1 hr):
The UK context – foreign child victims before the British courts:
Available remedies to foreign child victims of British perpetrators, using the British Court System

Speakers: Alan Collins (Hugh James) & Justin Levinson (1COR)

Venue: Grande Centrepoint Ploenchit, Bangkok, Thailand