Children’s Rights With Different Dimensions Panel Takes Place at EMU

The Children’s Rights with Different Dimensions panel took place at the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) as a result of the collaboration of the Law Club and Children’s Rights Club. EMU Board of Trustees President Boysan Boyra attended the panel which took place at the Mustafa Afsin Ersoy Hall as a speaker.

Speaking during the opening of the event which attracted a great deal of interest, EMU Faculty of Law Dean Prof. Dr. Metin Gurkanlar stated: Children are extremely important, they are our everything, they are our future. Therefore we need to ask if we are cherishing them or treating them correctly. Emphasizing that it mustn’t be forgotten that children are people who are yet to complete their development, Prof. Dr. Gurkanlar also expressed his opinions regarding what opportunities and legal rights should be provided to children. Expressing that the healthy development of children isn’t just the responsibility of parents Prof. Dr. Gurkanlar highlighted that the state also has an important role to play in this regard.

Following the opening speeches, presentations were delivered by Hacettepe Medicine Faculty academic staff member Prof. Dr. Orhan Derman (Steps of Child Development), EMU Board of Trustees President Boysan Boyra (Juvenile Justice System in the TRNC) and Judge GAlkten Kocoglu (Approaches to Children in Turkey’s Jurisdiction) under the moderation of EMU Faculty of Law academic staff member Prof. Dr. Turgut Turhan

The second session commenced at 14:30. Presentations were delivered by Retired Judge Ozcan Guven (Execution of Law Specifically for Children), Lawyer Sahin Antakyalioglu (Child Protection System in Turkey) and Social Services Specialist Zeynep Mutlu (Children and Social Services).

Source: Eastern Mediterranean University