28 March 2018

Children's Rights Researcher from Maastricht becomes new 'Face of Science'

Today, legal philosopher Marieke Hopman, PhD candidate at Maastricht University (UM), was presented as one of the new 'Faces of Science', a platform providing an insight into the world of research for high school students. Hopman is the fourth UM researcher to be selected for this project.

Children's rights: Hopman’s research focus

Marieke Hopman conducts research into children's rights. Despite the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, millions of children are suffering human rights violations. "A more fundamental concept of children's rights is necessary to tackle this," says Hopman.

Besides researching the philosophy and theory of law, she has already published a report on the right to education, using the example of the Central African Republic (CAR) and the Netherlands.

More information about Marieke Hopman's research on http://www.childrensrightsresearch.com

Hopman at the opening of the academic year 2017/18