Call for Papers: Children’s Rights in Fragile Contexts: Exploring Theoretical and Methodological Research Challenges

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Children’s Rights in Fragile Contexts: Exploring Theoretical and Methodological Research Challenges

A symposium for PhD students and early-career researchers


Saturday 6th June 2015 from 09:30 to 18:00

Harold Lee Room, Pembroke College, University of Oxford

Pembroke Square, Oxford OX1 1DW, United Kingdom

This symposium aims to bring together PhD students and early-career researchers from a range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, law, sociology, anthropology, development studies, socio-legal studies, criminology and economics. During the symposium, we will explore the theoretical and methodological challenges arising when conducting research on children’s rights in various fragile contexts. The symposium will include two thematic sessions centred on children’s rights in conflict and post-conflict and on children’s rights in mobility and migration. To conclude, the two sessions will be followed by an informal roundtable discussion.



All students, practitioners, researchers, and academics interested in presenting at the symposium are invited to submit a contribution by Friday, 13th March at 17.00 (UK time) by completing the registration form available online at: Submissions should include a title, a brief abstract of the presentation (max. 300 words), and a short explanation of aspects on which feedback would be appreciated. All abstracts and points for feedback will be circulated among the participants prior to the symposium. To allow time for constructive questions and feedback, presentations will be limited to 10-15 minutes each, and should focus on an area on which the presenter would like to receive advice or feedback.



Undergraduate and graduate students interested in the topic, as well as senior academics, are also welcome to attend to pose questions and give feedback. All interested guests are invited to complete the registration form available online at:, leaving the spaces for title, abstract and feedback blank.

There is no cost for attendance, and participants will be provided with lunch and refreshments during the workshop. A limited contribution to travel expenses is also available for presenters who can demonstrate a need for it. Applications for financial support should be sent via email at


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at: For more information please visit:


This symposium is organised by the Oxford Children’s Rights Network with the kind support of the Oxford Human Rights Hub, and is generously sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Training Centre of Oxford.




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