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March: Child Rights and Child Protection
This webinar will focus on the importance of compliance with the only international norm on children in the context of
child protection. Most often, children's human rights are often neglected in the name of protection. Moreover, the best interest of the child must be the utmost priority in addressing child protection.
Presented by Dr. Yanghee Lee
Thursday, March 2, 2017 5:00 PM MST / USA (Click here to check your time zone)
Professor Yanghee Lee is currently serving as the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar. She has been a member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child 2003 -2013 and has served as its Chair from 2007-2011. She has been the guiding force in the drafting, negotiation, and adoption of the 3rd Optional Protocol to the CRC on a Communications Procedure. Professor Lee has been the recipient of many recognitions and awards including the 2007 Year of the Woman Award (Korea); 2009 Order of Civil Merit (Suk Ryu Medal), the highest recognition given to a civilian in South Korea for her work in protecting and promoting the rights of children worldwide; 2011 Hyo Ryung Award for her dedication to children and their well-being; and the 2015 Youngsan Diplomat Award for her dedication to human rights.
A national of the Republic of Korea, Professor Lee has been with Sungkyunkwan University since 1991 in the Department of Child Psychology and Education. Professor Lee is an elected member of the Executive Council of the International Society for the Prevention Child Abuse & Neglect, Executive Board Member of UNICEF National Committee of Korea, and other Non Profit Organizations. She is founder and President of the International Center for Child Rights. She has published numerous articles and books on children’s rights, child maltreatment, and developmental disabilities. She has served as guest co-editor for three issues of Child Abuse and Neglect.