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Noam Peleg

Visiting Professor of Law (Spring 2020)

Noam Peleg

Visiting Professor of Law (Spring 2020)

Noam Peleg is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales. He earned in LLM and PhD from University College London, where he was also a postdoctoral fellow.

Noam's work focuses on international children’s rights law and its intersection with childhood studies and development studies, family law, and socio legal studies. He has published in leading journals, and his book ‘The Child’s Right to Development’ was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. Noam participated in the Re-Writing Children’s Rights Judgment Project (Hart 2018). He also consulted non-governmental organisations on children’s rights issues and has established, together with the Diplomacy Training Programme and Youth Law Centre at UNSW Law, the “Monitoring Children’s Rights Capacity Building Programme’ at 2017. Noam is the book reviews editor and member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Children’s Rights. Before moving to academia, he practiced law in a number of human rights NGO’s, where he represented children in courts.

Areas of Expertise

International Children's Rights 
International Human Rights 
Family Law
Critical Legal Studies


— The Child’s Right to Development (Cambridge University Press, 2019).
— Commentary on UNCRC Article 30 (under contract with Brill).
— Law in Society: Reflections on Children, Families, Culture and Philosophy. Essays in Honour Michael Freeman, Co-edit with Alison Diduck and Helen Reece (Brill, 2015).
— Reviewed by Davina Cooper, 14 (2018) International Journal of Law in Context 170-172.

Journal Articles
— ‘Illusion of Inclusion: Challenging Universalistic Conceptions in International Children’s Rights Law’ 24 (2018) Australian Journal of Human Rights 326-344.
— ‘Marginalisation by the Court: The Case of Roma Children and the European Court of Human Rights’ 18 (2018) Human Rights Law Review 111-131.
— ‘Developing the Right to Development’ 25 (2017) International Journal of Children’s Rights 380-395.
— Re-Print in Michael Freeman (ed), Children's Rights: New Issues, New Themes, New Perspectives (Brill, 2018) 109-123.
— ‘Children and the Capability Approach’, 21 (2013) International Journal of Children’s Rights 523-542. 
— Re-print in Michael Freeman (ed), The Future of Children's Rights (Brill, 2015) 386-404.
— ‘In the Name of the Father’, 3 (2006) He’arat Din 196 (With R. Zafran) [Hebrew]

Chapters in Edited Books
— ‘Article 6 – The Right to Life, Survival and Development’ in Commentary on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, John Tobin (ed) (Oxford University Press, 2019). Co-authored with John Tobin.
— ‘General Principles’ in International Children’s Rights Law, Ursula Kilkelly and Ton Liefaard (Eds) (Springer, 2018).
— ‘Commentary – Re T’ in Re-writing Children's Rights Judgments: From Academic Vision to New Practice, Helen Stalford, Kathryn Hollingsworth and Stephen Gilmore (Eds) (Hart, 2017) 245-251.
— ‘Time to grow Up: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Jurisprudence on the Right to Development’ in Law & Childhood Studies, Michael Freeman (ed) (Oxford University Press, 2012) 371-391.
— ‘What Do We Mean When We Speak About Children’s Right to Development?’ in The Sovereignty of Children in Law, Farhad Malekian and Kristen Nordlöf (eds) (CSP, 2012) 134-156.

Book Reviews
— ‘Reconceptualizing Children’s Rights in International Development’, 22 (2014) International Journal of Children’s Rights 418-421.
— ‘Children and Youth in the Digital Media Culture From a Nordic Horizon’, 20 (2012) International Journal of Children’s Rights 173-176.

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