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Ton Liefaard

Prof. Dr. T. Liefaard, Professor of Children's Rights at Institute for Private Law and Member of the Council for the Administration of Criminal Justice and Protection of Juveniles
Ton Liefaard

Ton Liefaard is Professor of Children’s Rights (UNICEF chair)  at Leiden Law School. His research focuses primarily on the interpretation and implementation of international human rights law affecting children and the law at the domestic level. He teaches bachelor and master courses on children’s rights and child law. In addition, he is a deputy juvenile judge at the District Court of Amsterdam.

Key publications

  • Child soldiers: towards a rights based imagery (2013) T. Liefaard
  • Juveniles in transition from juvenile justice to adult justice (2012) T. Liefaard
  • A Bermuda Triangle? Balancing protection, participation and proof in criminal proceedings affecting child victims and witnesses (2011) A. Beijer & T. Liefaard
  • Deprivation of Liberty of Children in Light of International Human Rights Law and Standards (2008) T. Liefaard