Durable Solutions Conference, Dublin 2015

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Future Planning: Durable Solutions for Separated Children in Europe Conference 13 November 2015

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Keynote Speaker

bhabha-headshot-medium_2Professor Jacqueline Bhabha

Jacqueline Bhabha is FXB Director of Research, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, and an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.  She received a first class honors degree and an M.Sc. from Oxford University, and a J.D. from the College of Law in London.

From 1997 to 2001 Bhabha directed the Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago.  Prior to 1997, she was a practicing human rights lawyer in London and at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.  She has published extensively on issues of transnational child migration, refugee protection, children’s rights and citizenship. She is the editor of Children Without A State (2011), author of Moving Children: Young Migrants and the Challenge of Rights (forthcoming, Princeton University Press, 2014), and the editor of Coming of Age: Reframing the Approach to Adolescent Rights(forthcoming, UPenn Press, 2014).

Bhabha serves on the board of the Scholars at Risk Network, the World Peace Foundation and the Journal of Refugee Studies.  She is also a founder of the Alba Collective, an international women’s NGO currently working with rural women and girls in developing countries to enhance financial security and youth rights.

Opened by
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Catherine McGuinness is a former President of the Law Reform Commission, a former judge of the Circuit Court (1994-1996), the first woman to serve on the Court, and justice of the High Court (1996-2000) and of the Supreme Court (2000-2006).


Jyothi Jyothi Kanics

Presentation: Children’s Rights & Durable Solutions: A Stocktaking of Progress & Challenges


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Presentation: Building Resilience for the Future: Lessons from Foster Care for Separated Children in Ireland



Thomas Dunning



Martine_Goeman_klein Martine Goeman 

Presentation: Closing a protection gap: Core Standards for guardians of separated children and durable solutions



Cyndi Njoki



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Presentation: Durable Solutions Project and Findings


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 katjaKatja Fournier 

Presentation: Family Assessment: A Central Tool To Determine Durable Solution(s). Why, when and how?


farnan Jessica Farnan

Presentation: The role of education and educators



Jantine Walst

Presentation: The best interests of the child and the durable solution process