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.
Behind the scenes of science
What does research mean? Why are you researching exactly this topic? What does the life of a scientist look like? These questions and more are answered by young scientists on the website www.facesofscience.nl. Blogs, photos and videos offer a glimpse behind the scenes of science. “Faces of Science” is a collaboration between KNAW, De Jonge Akademie, NEMO Kennislink and Fastfacts.
"I think it is very important that my research into children's rights is accessible to a wider audience – it’s not just meant for a handful of academics. That is why I am very happy with this great opportunity."
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