Annex III Biographical data form of candidates to the Committee on the Rights of the Child CRC 2022 election Name and First Name: Jaffé, Philip D. Date and Place of Birth: October 9, 1958 - Port-of-Spain (Trinidad & Tobago) Nationality: Switzerland Email address: UN Working languages: French & English (native mastery), Spanish (good command) Current position/ function:  Full Professor, cofounder and former director, Center for Children’s Rights Studies, University of Geneva, Switzerland  Licensed psychotherapist (Switzerland and USA) specializing in supporting children and families navigate complex protection procedures and other judicial civil and criminal situations Other main professional activities in particular related to children’s rights  Directing and teaching in the wide University of Geneva offer of degree (French speaking Master in Children’s Rights) and continuing education programs in English such as the Massive Online Open Course Children’s Human Rights: An interdisciplinary introduction, yearly editions of the Summer School Children at the heart of human rights, a Spanish online Certificate of advanced studies on Juvenile Justice, etc.  Conducting and participating in multiple research programs, organizing national and international conferences on various aspects of children’s rights (sexual abuse, migration, bullying, addiction, juvenile justice, sustainable development goals, alternative care, adoption, environment…)  Board Member of the Swiss Center for Expertise in Human Rights, the International Institute for the Rights of Child, and Pro Juventute (Switzerland’s foremost civil organization for child welfare) Educational background:  Diploma in Psychology (MPsych) (1983) - Univ. of Fribourg and Univ. of Geneva, Switzerland  Doctor of Clinical Psychology with distinction (1988), Ferkauf Graduate School, New York, USA  Advanced postgraduate training in clinical and forensic psychology (McLean Hospital, Harvard Univ., Boston; Bridgewater State Hospital, Massachusetts, USA) Relevant expertise on children’s rights:  Convinced that academics should act as science practitioners, conducted many clinical and training consultancies on children’s rights, child protection, trafficking, etc., for NGOs, specialized agencies and supranational organizations, with missions to Albania, Indonesia, Iraq, Dagestan (Russia), Egypt, Burkina Faso, Algeria, Lebanon, South Africa, Senegal, Nepal, Russia, Hungary, etc.  Board Member of the Swiss Center for Expertise in Human Rights, the International Institute for the Rights of Child, and Pro Juventute (Switzerland’s foremost civil organization for child welfare)  Member group of experts drafting the 2010 Council of Europe Child-Friendly Justice Guidelines  Court-appointed expert in numerous civil judicial cases involving children and families  Frequent print, radio and tv presence on issues pertaining to children’s rights and protection List of most recent publications in the field of children’s rights: 1. Child-friendly justice: A Malleable Catalyst for the Promotion of Human and Child Rights (pages 103-114). In Global Reflections on Children’s Rights and the Law (book chapter) - 2021 2. Children’s Rights and Women’s Rights: Convergence and Complementarity (pages 12-25). In Womens’s Rights and Children’s Rights: Towards an integrated approach in development cooperation. (book chapter) - 2021 3. 30 years of child rights: A new impetus for humanity (coeditor 315 page commemorative book for 30 years of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child) - 2019 A full list of 230+ publications and 650+ conferences / interventions is available at

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