On Thursday 7th June at 12.30pm in the Gilly Leventis Meeting Room, the Oxford Children’s Rights Network are delighted to host presentations by two visiting researchers working on children's rights issues in Oxford this term. 

Diane Marie Amann will present on the Policy on Children published by the International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor in 2016, on which she worked in my capacity as the Prosecutor's Special Adviser in this area. Diane holds the Emily & Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law at the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens, Georgia, USA, where she is Associate Dean for International Programs & Strategic Initiatives and directs the Dean Rusk International Law Center. Diane is a Research Visitor at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights this term.

Oya Aydin will give a talk on child marriage in Turkey. Aydin is a well-known human rights lawyer and a feminist activist. She is a member of Human Rights Association, Contemporary Lawyers Association and Coalition of Women in Turkey. She has represented Ankara Bar Association in the Turkey’s Human Rights Advisory Board, where she worked at the Torture Committee. Previously, she has worked on LBGT rights and represented the KAOS GL, Turkey’s biggest LGBT organisation. She has defended many academics, journalists, trade unionists, and students. She has also represented various applicants at the European Court of Human Rights, including the victims of curfews and state of emergency in Turkey. Her articles on human rights violations and women rights have been published in various magazines.

A light sandwich lunch will be provided. All welcome.