Children's Rights


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

  • To supplement the student’s knowledge and skills in a way that may form part of the student’s choice of educational and professional profile

Learning objectives


  • International legal sources in relation to children's rights
    • International conventions dealing with children's rights
    • Application and analysis of case law from the European Court of Human Rights
    • Application and analysis of decisions from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
    • International legal literature
    • Basic principles in relation to children's rights, including
      • The best interest of the child
      • The principle of non-discrimination
      • The child's right to protection and care
      • The child's right to life and development
      • The principle of participation
  • General knowledge of the international development in children’s rights
  • Basic terms in relation to children's rights
  • Current challenges and issues in the field of child welfare
  • International bodies dealing with children's rights


  • Master the law, terminology and concepts of the field
  • Independently locate relevant legal sources in the field and applying them
  • Identify legal problems and risks  in relation to children's rights, including the legal consequences of violation
  • Present and explain an analysis of a theoretical or practical problem in a convincing and appropriate manner


  • Independently identifying legal issues in the field of children's rights
  • Apply relevant international legal sources as well as basic principles and concepts to address issues in the area
  • Being able to work problem oriented be independently composing a problem and working with it in a analytical and structured way
  • The ability to assess and analyze rules and consequences of the rules
  • Disseminate research-based knowledge and discuss scientific issues in the field of child-law based on children's rights

Type of instruction

  • Workshops

Extent and expected workload

  • 270 hours



Name of examChildren's Rights
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
20 minutes per student x participants in the group
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
The project can be brougth to the exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleBørns rettigheder
Module codeKA-EJ-20-S8
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Law
DepartmentDepartment of Law
FacultyThe Faculty of Social Sciences


NB literature will be announced 3 weeks prior to start on semester

  • International conventions, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • General Comments
  • A number of supplementary articles. To be announced