Interdisiciplinarity; Translations; working children; Children's rights; Living rights
van Daalen Edward, Hanson Karl, Nieuwenhuys Olga (2016), Children’s Rights as Living Rights The Case of Street Children and a new Law in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in International Journal of Children's Rights
, 24(4), 803-825.
Hanson Karl (2016), Children’s participation and agency when they don’t ‘do the right thing’, in Childhood
, 23(4), 471-475.
Hanson Karl (2016), Enjeux de connaissances et de politiques autour de l’enfance, in Pache Huber Véronique (ed.), Presses universitaires de Liège, Liège, 179-185.
van Daalen Edward (2015), Kinderrechten als levende rechten: tussen beleving en wetgeving in Indonesië en Bolivia, in Tijdschrift voor Jeugd en Kinderrechten
, 16(3), 234-245.
van Daalen Edward, Hanson Karl, ILO’s Shifts in Child Labour Policy: Regulation and Abolishment, in International Development Policy
Mabillard Nicolas, Jacquemin Mélanie, Trajectoires éducatives, travail et droits de l'Enfant. Paroles d'enfants : premiers retours de terrains croisés, Dakar et Ziguinchor, in Actes du colloque "Parole(s) des enfants et droits des enfant : XXe-XXIe siècle
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The research project aims to study the trajectories of local conceptualisations of children’s rights within a larger network that brings together child rights actors and discourses on children’s rights. Empirical studies of children's opinions and understandings of their rights and their translations will be undertaken to further explore the interrelations and flux between the concepts living rights, social justice and translations, an original conceptual framework that aims to better understand the complex ways in which children’s rights come into play in international development (Hanson & Nieuwenhuys, 2013).In order to follow the trajectories of children’s local opinions and understanding of their rights, the project will concentrate on the encounters of working children’s organizations with local and global actors and on the travels of the claim to recognise children’s right to work in dignity. Starting from a study of the moral foundations of working children's local practices, the study will follow their contacts with powerful institutional actors and official positions on the abolition of child labour. It will investigate how children's claims have had an impact on, or have been impacted by, other actors and discourses in the child labour policy making network, in which working children have had minor access. The research will give particular attention to the interstitial space between local perspectives and the points of view adopted by staff of cosmopolite international organizations, where dominant child labour regulations and policies are designed and gain official status.From the interdisciplinary dialogue on the combined findings of the studies in the field of child labour, the project wishes to engage with the central research questions that can be formulated as follows:How do children’s perspectives on their rights (living rights) circulate in transnational realms? In what way do these perspectives interact with possibly competing perspectives upheld by transnational actors? How can insights into these interactions enrich our understanding of the continuum between local and international translations of children’s rights?The three parts of the study offer the opportunity to investigate in detail practices related to the regulation and the policies in the field of children’s rights and concern (1) the empirical study of the opinion of working children and their organizations; (2) the empirical study of discourses on working children’s right to work in dignity; and (3) a theoretical study of the translation of children's perspectives on their rights. It is the project’s contention that the combined insights derived from these three interrelated parts will enable to deepen our empirical and theoretical knowledge on how children's conceptualisations of their rights develop in interaction within a larger web of local and global actors and the discourses they produce.