The Queen attends an international conference on children's rights

Motiv: The Queen with Astrid Söderbergh Widding, Vice-Chancellor of Stockholm University, and Anne Ramberg, Secretary General of the Swedish Bar Association, at the 'Child-friendly justice: What it means and how it is realized' conference held at Stockholm University. Photo: Staffan Westerlund

Motiv: The Queen speaks with international legislation expert Professor Said Mahmoudi, Ann-Christin Cederborg, Professor of Child and Youth Studies, and Wiweka Warnling Nerep, Professor of Public Law. All three work at Stockholm University. Photo: Staffan Westerlund

On Friday 16 May, The Queen attended the opening of the 'Child-friendly justice: What it means and how it is realized' conference at Stockholm University.

The conference was arranged by the Stockholm Center for the Rights of the Child in connection with the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and involved a number of the world's leading experts in the field.

The aim of the conferenceexternal link, opens in new window was to explain what is meant by child-friendly justice, and to evaluate the effect of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in terms of making legal systems more child-friendly.

The conference ran between 16 and 18 May.

The Stockholm Center for the Rights of the Child


The Stockholm Center for the Rights of the Childexternal link, opens in new window is a platform for researchers, focusing on children's rights. Seminars, conferences and training are organised by the centre. The overall aim is to contribute towards the development of children's rights as a field of research.