Advancing justice for children

Online event
Open to the public
This event is free - register below to attend
May 2021

One in six children globally live in areas affected by armed conflict, facing a range of threats and challenges as a result. They are consistently killed and injured, subject to sexual violence, denied access to life-saving support, recruited and used by armed groups, forced to flee their homes and prevented from fulfilling their fundamental human rights. Too often, perpetrators of heinous acts involving children are not held to account.

This high-level virtual event will see a panel discuss the findings and recommendations of the report "Advancing Justice for Children: innovations to strengthen accountability for violations and crimes affecting children in conflict" and ways in which to strengthen accountability for crimes and violations affecting children in conflict.

The research is the result of a partnership between Save the Children and ELAC's Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security

For more information, please see the attached brochure. Please register via Save the Children's form.


Keynote address
  • Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Opening remarks
  • H.E. Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Belgium to the United Nations in Geneva
  • H.E. Monique T.G. Van Daalen, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations in Geneva
Panel discussion
  • Federica D'Alessandra, Executive Director, Oxford Program on International Peace and Security Institute for Ethics,
  • Law, and Armed Conflict (ELAC)
  • Catherine Marchi-Uhel, Head of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism on Syria
  • Shyamala Alagendra, Gender and Child Rights Advisor, Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar
  • Nina Suomalainen, Executive Director, Justice Rapid Response
  • Véronique Aubert, Lead Children and Armed Conflict, Save the Children
  • Alejandra Costa, Deputy Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the United Nations and other international organisations in Geneva (moderator)