Children’s Rights

dancingChildren’s Rights New Zealand is grounded in the vision of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 [UNCRC 1989]. We work for the recognition of children as holders of their individual rights under the UNCRC 1989 and under international human rights law.

The children’s rights movement is a historical and modern international movement committed to the acknowledgment and expansion of the rights of children around the world. Children’s Rights New Zealand documents child right abuses in New Zealand and internationally with the ultimate goal of ending them and building safe systems of protection.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989

In the absence of access to justice, children are unable to have their voice heard, exercise their rights, challenge discrimination or hold decision-makers accountable. Rule of law is the foundation for both justice and security. Children’s Rights New Zealand [CRNZ] specialises in law and policy affecting children and young people. CRNZ provides free legal information, advice and representation [where possible] to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals, as well as international consultancy on child law and children’s rights.

CRNZ’s services include:

  • Free legal information and representation [where possible] for children and their families.
  • Advice, training and guidance on the rights of child asylum seekers and their rights.
  • Advice, training and guidance on the rights of child asylum seekers and their rights.
  • International consultancy on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989

 Child Rights in Custody Disputes

As consultant to lawyers with clients accused of “alienation” and protective parents facing allegations of PAS by the New Zealand Family Court, Dr Shamseldin is having a profound effect on the impact of children’s rights where parental alienation arguments are suspected of masking abuse and neglect.

 

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