Made to Measure? The making of Welsh law on children’s rights

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This is a re-enactment, with updated information, of a presentation given at University of Houston and University of Texas, Austin, during Swansea University’s Texas Research Showcase in October 2014.

  • Date: Monday 6 July
  • Time: 6pm
  • Location: Grove Lecture Theatre, Grove Building, Swansea University, Singleton Park, SA2 8PP

This presentation tells the story of the making of the Rights of Children and Young Persons (Wales) Measure 2011, the crucial part played by Swansea University and its partners in influencing and shaping that law, the impact of the law on subsequent policy and law reform in Wales and the ongoing work of the Observatory to help make a reality of the promises now embedded in Welsh law on children and young people’s human rights.

The presentation will be of interest to colleagues across disciplines, giving insights in to the process by which research can influence policy and generate change, and into the political realities of Welsh legislative process, as well as on Wales’ unique post-devolution absorption of international law on children’s rights.

Introduced by:

Sir Roderick Evans, Pro-Chancellor, Swansea University.


  • Rt. Hon. Rhodri Morgan, Chancellor of Swansea University and former First Minister of Wales.
  • Professor Michael Sullivan, Vice-President (Strategic Partnerships), Swansea University.
  • Jane Williams, co-director, Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People.
  • Helen Mary Jones, former chair, Children and Young People Committee, National Assembly for Wales.
  • Julie Morgan AM.

For further information, contact Helen Sumner-Obasi: / 01792 295859