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Thank you to all participants of the 2016 edition of the

International Summer Course on the Rights of the Child 

The next edition will take place from June 26 to 30, 2017

Moncton Campus of the Université de Moncton
 Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Join us in Moncton for an in-depth discussion and dialogue where we will explore, learn and share knowledge and understanding of children’s rights and well-being, with experts who work at the forefront of child welfare and the defense of youth rights around the world.


The course

This summer, the International Summer Course on the Rights of the Child will examine both situations where children and youth are deprived of their liberty, as well as their right to a separate system of criminal justice. The course will invite participants to reflect upon and contribute to research efforts concerning the new Global Study on the conditions of children deprived of liberty, announced in December 2014 by the United Nations General Assembly. The course will also cover best practices from around the world regarding the implementation of the child’s right to a criminal justice system adapted to their situation and level of maturity.

Click here to download the brochure.



A unique discussion forum

Feedback on the previous editions of the Summer Course attests to the high caliber of this global training event. The topics foster the development of a targeted learning on current child rights issues. The course fosters closer links among child rights experts and professionals of every kind involved in services to children and young people. Participants and lecturers can exchange within the formal sessions and informally throughout the week-long event. It is an intense high quality training event by reputed experts in the field.

This summer course has become one of the premiere training events for children's rights nationally and globally, as demonstrated by the growing participation of statutory experts such as Child and Youth advocates, Children's Commissioners, Ombudsman, Human Rights Commissions, as well as participation from the Bar, the Bench and professional associations in health, education and social work sectors. Summer Course participants always welcome the strong networking opportunities, as well as the relaxed, convivial atmosphere near the sunny shores of the Northumberland Straight.



This event is not based on a selection of candidates, but on registration of participants who work in fields related to the rights of children. To register, Select "Registration 2016" in the navigation menu. The course registration should only be completed once you are ready to make the payment.


 Registration Fees:

Options Who is this Forum for? Dates Fees
5 days Anyone who works in fields related to the rights 
of children

July 3-8, 2016

$750 CAD
5 days Students and recent graduates of less than 3 years July 3-8, 2016 $325 CAD
2 days Police officers, RCMP, Correctional Officers, Social Workers and Health Professionals July 4- 5, 2016 $350 CAD
1 day Members of professional associations related to
child protection, and to early childhood education
and development
July 6, 2016 $250 CAD
2 days Lawyers, Social workers and all other professionals that are involved with the process.  July 7-8, 2016 $350 CAD

If you have any questions concerning this program, please communicate with the Continuing Education of the Université de Moncton:

E-mail: edperm@umoncton.ca
Telephone: (506) 858-4121

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