CSC’s annual Research Conference Update

Is it time for rights-based change or changing rights?

Legal, social and practical strategies for street-connected children

Are you working in Child Rights? Are you a practitioner, policy maker or researcher? Then join the Consortium for Street Children on 3rd November for our fourth annual Research Conference.


This year CSC is bringing together experts from around the world to discuss the importance of child rights and examine the benefits and challenges of using a rights-based approach to achieve change for street children.

With the publication of the UN General Comment on children in street situations expected in Spring 2017, now is an opportune time to consider how we as researchers, advocates and practitioners can use rights to achieve change for street children. Expect to be challenged, stimulated and to leave with new ideas!

Our panel of experts include:

  • Professor Kay Tisdall, Child Rights expert at Edinburgh University
  • Iain Byrne, Head of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at Amnesty International
  • Kavita Ratna, Director of Advocacy at Concerned for Working Children
  • Michele Poretti, Associate Researcher, Centre for Children’s Rights Studies, University of Geneva
  • Dr Vicky Johnson, Principal Research Fellow, University of Brighton

The conference will take place from 9:00am – 5:00pm, Thursday 3rd November 2016 at Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre, Shoreditch London.

Please RSVP by 21st October to Charlotte: to reserve your place!

CSC network members have three places free of charge. Additional places and the price for non-network members is £30. Student places are free.