Third Party Intervention to UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Dr. Gamze Erdem Türkelli (University of Antwerp), Wouter Vandenhole (University of Antwerp) were invited to submit a third party intervention in a case against France in relation to the protection of children in Northern Syria.

Upon invitation by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Dr. Gamze Erdem Türkelli (University of Antwerp), Wouter Vandenhole (University of Antwerp), Dr. Meda Couzens (Western Sydney University), Chrisje Sandelowsky-Bosman (LL.M.) (Leiden University) and Ton Liefaard (Leiden University) have submitted a third party intervention in a case against France.

The core of the submission revolves around the issue of extraterritorial jurisdiction in relation to the protection of children in Northern Syria. The submission has been endorsed by 26 leading legal and other academics from various parts of the world. As soon as the Committee publishes its decision or views on the communications, the third party intervention will be made public.

The intervention was supported by:

Manfred Nowak (Global Campus of Human Rights, Former Independent UN Expert leading the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty)

Link: ohchr.org/EN/HRBodie­s/CRC/Pages/CRCIndex.aspx

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