Event Date: 28 March 2011
43 Gordon Square
The Importance of Being Human
A series of lectures from the School of Social Science, History and Philosophy
Dr Karen Wells (Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies) –
Whose Children: Child protection in the global world.
The ‘best interests of the child’ is the lynchpin of international law and social policy in relation to children’s rights and child protection. This lecture explores the tension between the presumption that ‘best interests’ are self-evident and the multiplicity of normative childhoods in a globalised world.