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U.N. CHILDREN'S RIGHTS CHAIR JAAP DOEK TO SPEAK SEPT. 18

Jaap E. Doek, deputy justice in the Court of Appeal of Amsterdam, Netherlands, and former chairman of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, will deliver the Marc and Connie Jacobson Raoul Wallenberg Humanitarian Lecture Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Old Dominion University.

The lecture, "Reducing Global Violence: The Role of Protecting Children From Corporal Punishment," is free and open to the public and will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the North Cafeteria of Webb University Center.

The Wallenberg Lecture, part of the President's Lecture Series, is sponsored by the Marc and Connie Jacobson Philanthropic Foundation. Speakers are chosen by the university for their humanitarian efforts - those who are "making the world a better place" by their actions - in honor of the memory of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish businessman and diplomat who dared to defy the perpetrators of the Holocaust during World War II.

Doek is a founding member of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. He helped establish the African Network for Prevention and Protection of Child Abuse and Neglect. He also was involved in the creation of the Defence for Children International and was a board member of the International Association of Juvenile and Family Court Magistrates. He is an emeritus professor of family and juvenile law at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Doek has published numerous books and articles on various topics in the area of children's rights and family law in both national (Dutch) and international (English) journals.

For more information call 683-3114.

This article was posted on: September 5, 2007

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