October 1, 2013, 4-6 pm

CHRC AND THE YOUNG CENTER PRESENT Children’s Rights Issue Briefing

Applying International Children’s Rights to Practice:
Advancing Advocacy for Children Exploited for Labor or Sexual Services

Please join speakers from Loyola University’s Center for the Human Rights of Children (CHRC), ECPAT-USA, and The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. The briefing will address the Convention of the Rights of the Child, Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Prostitution, and Pornography (OPSC), and review the 2013 Concluding Observations on the Second Periodic Report of the United States by the UN Committee in the Rights of the Child.

This purpose of this program is to provide laypeople with the tools for using international law to advocate for children in the Untied States. The presentation will provide an overview of international children’s rights instruments addressing exploitation of children, how these instruments impact the United States, and provide examples of how international law can be used to improve outcomes for children in the United States. Adequate time will be allocated for Q&A. This program is open to the public. Advocates, legal service providers, social service providers, policy makers, scholars, and students working with vulnerable children are encouraged to attend.

Katherine Kaufka Walts

Director, Center for the Human Rights of Children,
Loyola University Chicago

Maria Woltjen

Director, Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights,
University of Chicago

Carol Smolenski

Executive Director, ECPAT USA

Please RSVP to by September 25, 2013.

Light refreshments will be served.


Loyola University Chicago
810 N. Michigan Ave.,
Lewis Towers, Regents Hall
Chicago, IL 606011

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