Jaap E. Doek


Jaap Doek is emeritus professor of Law (Family and Juvenile Law) at the VU University (Vrije Universiteit) in Amsterdam since July 2004. He is also the chairperson of ‘Aflatoun Child Savings International’, member of the Advisory Committee of the Innocenti Research Centre’ of UNICEF in Florence, member of the International Board of Trustees of the African Child Policy Forum’ in Ethiopia, member of the expert committee for the selection of candidates for the Annual Children’s Peace Prize, The Netherlands, member of the Advisory Board of Plan The Netherlands, member of the Jury for the Human Rights Defenders Tulip an international Prize established by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and member of the Global Agenda Council on the Welfare of Children established by the World Economic Forum.

Furthermore, Prof. Doek has been, and still is, active as an advisor/consultant for, among others, the Special Representative on Children and Armed Conflict, the Regional Office of UNICEF for East and Southern Africa, a number of UNICEF country offices (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Nepal and Suriname) and some governments of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.