Professor Carolyn Hamilton is Director of International Programmes and Research at Coram Children’s Legal Centre.
She is a well-known child rights lawyer, who has published widely on issues of children’s rights and child law. Professor Hamilton was the Child and Family Commissioner for the Legal Services Commission until December 2010.
She has acted as a consultant to UNICEF on child protection and juvenile justice in many countries, including in Georgia, Palestine, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan and Kosovo and to the UN Crime Prevention Branch on juvenile justice, working with the Ad-Hoc Expert Group on the Application of United Nations Standards and Norms. From 2001 to 2003, Professor Hamilton was appointed as Consultant on Juvenile Justice to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.