2014 AHRI Human Rights Research Conference - 'Human Rights under Pressure: Exploring Norms, Institutions and policies'

Copenhagen, Denmark, 29-30 September 2014

* Paper on Grace under Pressure? The Committee on the Rights of the child and child marriage

58th Session of the UN CEDAW Committee, Half-day General Discussion on girls and women's right to education

Geneva, Switzerland, 7 July 2014

* Keynote address Rights through education, including access to equal employment opportunities and participation in public life

SHCY Biennial Conference - 'The state of children. Politics and policies of childhood in global perspective'

Columbia University , New York, USA, 23-25 June 2011

* Paper on The 'right' balance: the minimum age for marriage and the Convention on the Rights of the Child


Conference ‘Opportunities and Challenges: Implementing The UN Convention on The Rights of the Child’

Queen’s University, Belfast, UK, 1-2 June 2011

* Presentation on A minor matter? Worldwide contradictions and gaps in the implementation of Article 1 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child


AERA Annual Meeting 2011 - 'Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good'

New Orleans, USA, 8-12 April 2011

* Presentation on Measuring the Right to Education: Possibilities and Challenges


Law & Order? The impact of conflicting legislation on the right to education worldwide

Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York, UK, 17 February 2011


Unintended consequences? How contradicting laws undermine the right to education worldwide

Institute of Education, University of London, UK, 26 January 2011


Conference 'The Child' and 'Childhood' in Theory and Policy

University of Leeds/Manchester Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK, 15 September 2010

* Co-presented a paper entitled Not a minor matter: at what age does childhood end?


Workshop ‘Beyond statistics: measuring education as a human right’

Human Rights Consortium-School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK, 9 July 2010

* Lead organizer and presenter on Right to Education Project’s indicators: overview


UNGEI E4 Conference ‘Engendering Empowerment: Education Equality’

Dakar, Senegal, 17-20 May 2010

*Presented a paper entitled The missing link: using the dynamics of human rights advocacy to enhance gender equality in education for girls and women living in extreme poverty


Assises pour le droit à la formation scolaire et professionnelle pour les sans-papiers

Geneva, Switzerland, 24 March 2010

*Keynote speaker on The right to education for undocumented children and young people: key issues, examples and strategies

Annual Conference CIES 2010 ‘Reimagining Education’

Chicago, USA, 1-5 March 2010

* Presentation on The Right to Education Project: An Evaluation of Rights-Based Approaches

NGO consultative workshop with the UN Independent Expert on Extreme poverty and Human Rights

Geneva, Switzerland, 18-19 January 2010

* Upon invitation, submitted and presented a study on The applicability of the tripartite typology of human rights obligations to the right to education in situations of extreme poverty

International Conference ‘Bridging the Divide: the CRC and CEDAW in Focus’

Human Rights Consortium-School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK, 3-4 December 2009

* Presented a paper on At the crossroads: child marriage between children’s rights and women’s rights


Conference ‘Easier said than done: 20 years of children’s rights between law and practice.’

Centre for International Human Rights-Institute of Commonwealth Studies, in cooperation with Institute of Education and Institute of Child Health, London, UK, 11-12 June 2009

*Lead organiser

*Presented a paper on The ‘right’ balance: can the CRC be prescriptive but flexible?


Workshop on Quality Education

Save the Children UK - Global Campaign for Education UK, London, UK, 24 March 2009

* Keynote speaker on The right to quality education: what does it mean?


Roundtable ‘The Right to Education at 60’

Right to Education Project, in cooperation with the Institute of Education and the Centre for International Human Rights-Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London, UK, 11 December 2008

*Panellist with a presentation on Education as a Human Right

Conference ‘Hard Lessons: Rethinking Human Rights Practice.’

Centre for International Human Rights-Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London, UK, 9 December 2008

*Co-organiser and chair of session “Human Rights Education”


Conference ‘Child and Youth Research in the 21st Century: A Critical Appraisal’

International Childhood and Youth Research Network, Nicosia, Cyprus, 28-29 May 2008

*Panel organiser and chairperson of the session “The importance of the ordinary: giving rights a meaning in the daily life of children and youth”

*Presented paper entitled Child marriage: ‘a life in the river, where it drifted away’


XVII World Congress

International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates, Belfast, UK, 27 August-1 September 2006

* Panellist in the Mini-plenary Session “Should a child ever marry?” with a presentation entitled Child marriage: no right, no wrong?


International Interdisciplinary Conference on Children's Rights

University of Ghent, Belgium, 18-19 May 2006

* Presented a paper on Minimum age for marriage

International Seminar ‘Right to Education: Solution to all Problems or Problem without Solution?’

International Institute for the Rights of the Child, Sion, Switzerland, 18-22 October 2005

*Keynote speaker on The right to education: definition, content and challenges