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Dr Roberta Ruggiero

Senior Research and Teaching Associate, University of Geneva, Switzerland



Roberta Ruggiero is a senior research and teaching associate at the University of Geneva’s Centre for Children’s Rights Studies (CCRS). She is also the Academic Coordinator of the Children’s Rights European Academic Network (CREAN). She holds a MA in law, an MA in human rights and democratization from the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization (EIUC), and a PhD in children’s rights promotion and protection awarded by the University of Molise. Formerly, she was the scientific coordinator of the European Network of National Observatories on Childhood (ChildONEurope) based at the Instituto degli Innocenti (2008-2013). She was also a senior lecturer at the University of Padua, and an external professor of children’s rights at the University of Molise, as well as a researcher at the International Organization on Migration (Europe Office) and at the UNICEF-Innocenti Research Office. Her publications and research interests include: independent human rights institutions for children, children’s rights implementation, comparative childhood governmental policies, the status of parenthood in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and children’s rights approaches to evidence based policy. She is a member of the Committee of Experts and a scientific advisor to the Cantonal Observatory of Youth of Canton Valais, Switzerland and to the Working Group on National Child Maltreatment Data Collection at the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN).




Children's Rights, Socio-legal studies on children's rights, Policy development and evaluation, Knowledge brokering between academia and policy-making
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