2012 Children’s Rights Edition of Rights Agenda

In collaboration with King & Wood Mallesons and the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre, the Human Rights Law Centre has published a special edition of Rights Agenda to coincide with the 2012 Children’s Law Awards.

This special edition of the bulletin looks exclusively at human rights and legal issues affecting children and young people.

It examines legal developments such as a High Court decision that clarifies the Immigration Minister’s responsibilities as the guardian of unaccompanied asylum seeker children. It delves into issues surrounding social media, sexting and cyber bullying and the tension between rights of children and the need for protection.

In an opinion piece, the Director of Advocacy for Save the Children Australia, James McDougall, looks at the stop-start development of legislation and policy for children at a national level in Australia. We hear from the Youth Reporter for the Child Rights Taskforce. And Associate Professor at University of Melbourne Law School, John Tobin, tells us what he’d do if he were Attorney-General.

You can download the complete PDF version here.

It also contains an overview of the winners and finalists of the 2012 Children’s Law Awards.