Rethinking vulnerability within a children’s rights approach

The Faculty of Law and the research group on Child Law, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway, are pleased to announce that they will organize and host the conference Rethinking vulnerability within a children’s rights approach.

Tromsø, Norway, June 13th  – 16th  2022.

The Child law research group at the Law Faculty, UiT - the Arctic University of Norway is working on a project on Children’s Right to Health. This is a four-year project funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The main objective of our project is to develop our understanding of children’s rights.  This conference focusing on the topic children and vulnerability theory is a part of the project.

In this conference we will rethink vulnerability theory within a children’s rights approach. The plan is to focus on vulnerability-theories and how these theories, can give an added value to the discussion on children’s right to health. We are studying the topic within a Nordic welfare-state perspective but would like to broaden our perspective to more international perspectives. We have decided to have a small conference, about 20-25 participants, so there could be time for presentations from all, as well as for discussions.

We are very pleased to inform you that Professor Martha Fineman has accepted to address the conference. She will not be able to travel to Tromsø, however she will record her presentation on beforehand and in addition perhaps attend by zoom. We are also pleased that Professor Ton Liefaard, Leiden, Professor Ursula Kilkelly, Cork, Professor Jonathan Herring, Oxford, Professor Laura Lundy, Belfast and Professor Daniel Stoecklin, Geneva all have accepted the invitation to give keynote speeches.

Venue / Conference hotel

The conference will take place in Tromsø at Scandic Ishavshotell, in the city center.  

The organizer has made reservations for all the invited participants at this hotel. 

If you would like to extend your visit for a few days longer, please make your private reservation. There are several other hotels in Tromsø, however June is usually a busy time at the hotels.

June 13th – 16th  2022

The Faculty of Law and the research group on Child Law, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway


You may find the updated program on the right hand side. 

Travel to Tromsø

If you are goin to Tromsø from abroad, you will most often have to fly via Oslo.

From Oslo to Tromsø there is a two-hour flight.

It is not possible to go to Tromsø by train. 

Unfortunately, the organizer is not able to cover travel-expenses.

Registration and conference fees

The conference is only open for invited guests.

The conference fee will be 300 EURO for partly covering some of the costs for three nights at the hotel, all the meals and the social program.

The organizer will cover the additional costs in this respect.  

You finally confirm your participation by paying the conference fee 300 Euro latest by April 20th 2022 to:



Postboks 1600, Sentrum

0021 Oslo


Bank account: 7694 05 18691

IBAN NO4276940518691



Account holder:

UiT Norges arktiske Universitet

Postboks 6050 Langnes

9037 Tromsø 970422528


The payment must be marked: "konferanseavg A47057"

Work schedule

Preliminary registration December 1st (preferable indicate a title for your speech)

Short abstract by end of January

Paper by April 20th  

Conference June 13th until 16th

Organizing Committee

Professor Trude Haugli, Professor Randi Sigurdsen, Post doc Mona Martnes, PhD-student Fredrikke Fjellberg Moldenæs, Senior Advisor Lise Myrvang


Inquiries with respect to abstracts and articles should be directed to professor Trude Haugli,

Inquiries with respect to administrative matters should be directed to senior advisor Lise Myrvang



Starter: 13. juni 2022 kl. 10.15
Slutter: 16. juni 2022 kl. 16.00
Hvor: Tromsø
Studiested: Tromsø
Målgruppe: Gjester / eksterne, inviterte, Ansatte
Kontakt: Lise Myrvang
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