SPEAKER: Bede Sheppard, Human Rights Watch Deputy Director, Children’s Rights
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Bring your lunch along to another stimulating CID Talk.
At Human Rights Watch, Bede Sheppard conducts investigations and advocacy on war crimes and human rights abuses committed against students, teachers, and schools during times of armed conflict. He has also conducted research on extrajudicial executions, forced evictions, child domestic workers, the juvenile death penalty, and alternative care systems for children. During his time with Human Rights Watch, he has conducted investigations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Japan, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Nigeria, Palestine, the Philippines, Thailand, Ukraine, and Yemen.
Most recently, Bede led Human Rights Watch’s campaign supporting the development of international standards to regulate the military use of schools and universities by armed forces and non-states armed groups, and the drafting of the 2015 Safe Schools Declaration. New Zealand played a key role in the development of this Declaration, and was one of the first countries to endorse it.
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Our thanks to VSA for hosting this event and to the NZ Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice.