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A global conference in Uganda set to explore issues of children deprived of their liberty within the justice systems in Africa

7 NOVEMBER 2011 ADDIS ABABA : Together, the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), a leading advocate on policy and dialogue on children in Africa, and Defence for Children International (DCI), a non- governmental organisation that promotes and protects children’s rights on a global, regional and local level, hosted a major international conference on child justice in Kampala, Uganda on 7-8 November 2011.

Over 300 delegates from all over the African continent and the wider world attended the  “Deprivation of Children’s Liberty as a Last Resort”, which was held at the Speke Resort and Conference Centre in Kampala, Uganda.

 

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Speakers at the Conference

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Alice Mapenzi Kubo Alice Mapenzi Kubo Alice Mapenzi Kubo has a M.Sc. in International Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam (2006) and a B.A. in Business Administration in Tourism Management fr... Read more
Dr. Ruth Farrugia Dr. Ruth Farrugia Dr Ruth Farrugia is an advocate and senior lecturer in the Faculty of Laws at the University of Malta. She studied at the University of Malta, University of Strasbourg, M... Read more
Mr. Cédric Foussard Mr. Cédric Foussard Mr. Cédric Foussard has been Director of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) since 2005. The IJJO works to promote a global approach to juvenile justice... Read more
Prof.  Kirsten Sandberg Prof. Kirsten Sandberg Professor Kirsten Sandberg is a member of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. She is a Professor at the Department of Public and International La... Read more
Prof. Tilahun Teshome Prof. Tilahun Teshome Professor Tilahun Teshome is a Professor in the Law Faculty of the Addis Ababa University (AAU). He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from AAU. He worked as a lega... Read more
Dr. Sudip Chakrabory Dr. Sudip Chakraborty is an internationally known researcher in child labour. His book "Child Labour in Rural Context" is widely acclaimed. He has written numerous artic... Read more
Dr. Jaume Guardans Dr. Jaume Guardans Dr. Jaume Guardans is the Founder and Director of Ideaborn Consultants. Dr. Guardans is a Lawyer specialized in justice reform in developing countries.He has been a Visit... Read more
Mr. Gezahegn Kebede Mr. Gezahegn Kebede A versatile development strategist, who believes in 'overcoming poverty and suffering' through effective programmes that have measurable impact on the lives of the poor a... Read more
Dr. Benedicta Daudu Dr. Benedicta Daudu Dr. Benedicta Daudu is a Lecturer with the Department of International Law and Jurisprudence, Faculty of Law, University of Jos. She is an alumnus of the University of Jo... Read more
Mr. Aboubacry Tall Mr. Aboubacry Tall Mr. Aboubacry Tall currently serves as Regional Director, West and Central Africa with Save the Children UK. He is responsible for the overall programme, policy and overs... Read more
Dr. Marta Santos Pais Dr. Marta Santos Pais Ms Marta Santos Pais was appointed Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children on May 1st, 2009, and took up her position on September ... Read more
Mr Shimelis Tsegaye Mr Shimelis Tsegaye Mr Shimelis Tsegaye Tesemma is currently working at The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) as a Senior Policy Research Specialist, playing a key role as a source of analyt... Read more
Professor Julia Sloth-Nielsen Professor Julia Sloth-Nielsen Professor Julia Sloth-Nielsen is the Dean of Law at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and runs the Children’s Rights and Advocacy Project at the Communi... Read more
Dr Ann Skelton Dr Ann Skelton Dr Ann Skelton is currently the Director of the Centre for Child Law in the Law Faculty at the University of Pretoria. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in 1981 at t... Read more
Mme Agnès Kaboré Mme Agnès Kaboré Mme Agnès Kaboré is the current Chairperson of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC).Mme Kaboré is a socio-economist who has ... Read more
Ms Violet Odala Ms Violet Odala Violet Odala is the Senior Programme Coordinator for the Child and the Law Programme at the African Child Policy Forum. Under this programme, Violet develops and manages ... Read more
Mr David Mugawe Mr David Mugawe Mr David Mugawe has over 20 years experience of programme and project management in international development in Uganda, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethi... Read more
Dr Benyam Dawit Mezmur Dr Benyam Dawit Mezmur Dr Benyam Dawit Mezmur is currently the Second Vice Chairperson of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC). He is currently a ... Read more
Abdul Manaff Kemokai Abdul Manaff Kemokai currently represents Africa on the International Executive Council of Defence for Children International (DCI).He developed the spirit of working for... Read more
Mr Rifat Kassis Mr Rifat Kassis Born in Palestine, Mr Rifat Kassis has long been active in human rights fields on national and international levels. He has been imprisoned several times by Israel for ... Read more
Ileana Bello Ileana Bello Born in Italy, Rome, Ileana has an outstanding experience working for NGOs in the humanitarian/development and Human Rights field. She is a Human Rights/humanitarian la... Read more
Prof. Jaap E. Doek Prof. Jaap E. Doek Professor Jaap E. Doek is Emeritus Professor of Law (Family and Juvenile Law) at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam (since July 2004). Currently he is a deputy justice... Read more

Equipo de Asesoramiento de la Conferencia

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Prof. Jaap E. Doek Prof. Jaap E. Doek Jaap E Doek emérito profesor de derecho (familia y ley juvenil) en la universidad de Ámsterdam (desde Julio 2004). Actualmente es diputado de justicia en la Corte de Ap... Read more
Dr. Ann Skelton Dr. Ann Skelton La Doctora Ann Skelton  es actualmente la directora del centro de la ley del niño en la facultad de ley del niño en la universidad de Pretoria. Obtuvo un bachillerato en ... Read more
Dr. Benyam Dawit Mezmur Dr. Benyam Dawit Mezmur Dr Benyam Dawit Mezmur actualmente es un miembro de la investigación “Mellon” con sede en  el centro de derecho de la universidad de Western Cape (UWC), en Ciudad del C... Read more
Prof. Julia Sloth-Nielsen Prof. Julia Sloth-Nielsen Julia Sloth-Nielsen es una catedrática y actualmente decana de la facultad de derecho de la universidad de Western Cape, Sudáfrica. Durante la década de los 90, dirigió ... Read more
H.E. Amb. Moushira Mahmoud H.E. Amb. Moushira Mahmoud Embajadora Moushira Mahmoud Khattab,Ph.D es una activista egipcia de los derechos humanos, antigua política y ex diplomática. Ella es la antigua ministra de familia y pob... Read more

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