Securing the human rights of children in Scotland: In conversation with Bruce Adamson

Crawford School of Public Policy
Bruce Adamson

Event details


Date & time

Thursday 02 September 2021


Online via Zoom


Bruce Adamson


Celia Vuckovic

Join Professor Sharon Bessell, Director of the ANU Children’s Policy Centre, as she discusses children and young people’s rights in Scotland with Commissioner Bruce Adamson, Children and Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland.

Appointed in 2017, Bruce Adamson is the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland responsible for promoting and safeguarding the rights of children and young people across Scotland. Working closely with children and young people, Commissioner Adamson has helped secure legislative change in relation to the age of criminal responsibility, comprehensive protection for children from physical punishment, and the incorporation of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child into Scots law. Bruce Adamson is a lawyer with over 20 years of experience in human rights. Bruce has acted as international expert for a wide range of international institutions including the United Nations, Council of Europe, European Union, OSCE and the WHO. He is the current Chair of the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children.

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