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Professor Karl Hanson


Full Professor and Director of the Centre for Children's Rights Studies at the University of Geneva, Switzerland



Karl Hanson obtained his doctorate in Law in 2004 from Ghent University, Belgium, where he worked as a Researcher at the Children’s Rights Centre and as a Senior Researcher at the Human Rights Centre. His publications and main research interests are in the field of interdisciplinary children’s rights studies and include theorizations on children’s rights and childhood studies, working children and child labour norms and policies, international children’s rights law and juvenile justice. He teaches at the University of Geneva in the Master interdisciplinaire en droits de l’enfant (MIDE). He is also the Programme Director of the Master of Advanced Studies in Children's Rights (MCR) and Chair of the Steering Committee of the Children’s Rights European Academic Network (CREAN). Karl Hanson is co-editor of the journal Childhood (Sage).



See a more complete list of publications at the institutional repository of the University of Geneva


Children’s rights studies, Childhood studies, International children’s rights law, Socio-legal studies, Working children, Juvenile justice, Child soldiering, Independent National Human Rights Institutions for Children (Children’s Commissioners or ombudspersons)
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