Van Bueren wins children’s rights award

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren has won The Lawyer/Unicef Child Rights Lawyer Award. The award recognises outstanding legal performance to protect and promote children’s rights. Van Bueren helped to draft the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ Guidelines on Refugee Children. Runners up were Professor Carolyn Hamilton of Essex University and Peter Harris, former Official Solicitor for England and Wales and senior research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.