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Animal Violence and the Rights of the Child

Animal Violence and the Rights of the Child

Marcia Hyde, Amanda Jepson and Erin Leach of A-Law discuss the recent adoption of General Comment 26 by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child which states that children must be protected from all forms of violence including violence inflicted on animals.

Marcia and Amanda are both members of our Animal Welfare team within Chambers, as well as being experienced Family Law practitioners. 

Erin is a Researcher specialising in the application of the core international human rights treaties and the realisation of human rights at the state national level. Her present work is with the Indigenous Research and Education Centre in North Queensland, Australia, reviewing the implications of the Northern Ireland Legacy Bill and the Queensland Treaty Act (2023). She has acted as lead researcher for the Queensland Human Rights Commission ahead of the introduction of the State’s first Human Rights Act; as sole researcher to Geoffrey Robertson KC at Doughty Street Chambers; and as lead researcher for an investigation into the standards of women's human rights in Queensland prisons for the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland.

Marcia Hyde

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Marcia Hyde

Amanda Jepson

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Amanda Jepson

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