Law workshop explores child rights

The Faculty of Law and Public Administration held on April 26, 2017 a workshop on documenting the violations committed against children in Palestine, in cooperation with the Defense for Children International (DCI).

The workshop was presented by Ayed Abu Qtaish, Muheeb Amouri, and Salah Abu Suod from DCI.

Abu Qtaish described how the rights of Palestinian children are violated daily, including their right to live and to move. Children, according to Abu Qtaish, are subject to torture by the Israeli occupation. He then emphasized the important role of international law in protecting children.

Amouri explored effective means of documenting violations committed against children, including networking with relevant institutions, monitoring and conducting research. He emphasized the need to share these violations with the international community.

Abu Suod introduced mechanisms for appropriate coordination of prevention efforts, and exposing and mitigating the ongoing violence against children in Palestine.

The workshop was part of the ongoing cooperation between the Faculty of Law and Public Administration and DCI in exchanging expertise in the field of Juvenile protection.