Our Mission is:

To promote, protect and advance the human rights of children, primarily in developing countries, and to promote understanding of, adherence to and effective implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC).

To achieve these objectives the organization works with the approval of host country governments and in partnership with host country organisations or community groups committed to the rights of children. Such work may be project based and involve education, training, mentoring, monitoring and representation. 

Children's Rights International (CRI) also seeks to bring together eminent judges, lawyers, psychologists, medical practitioners, mediators, counsellors, mental health workers, media representatives, child carers, teachers & allied professionals to share and contribute their specialised knowledge and experience in a practical manner to protect and advance the interests of children.

CRI has no political or religious affiliations or allegiances.


The activities of Children’s Rights International are governed by a Board of Directors, currently numbering nine members. The Board is chaired by the Hon. Alastair Nicholson, retired Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia and currently a Professorial Fellow attached to the Faculty of Law at the University of Melbourne. Professor Nicholson has a particular interest in the rights of children, and has written and spoken extensively in Australia and overseas on a number of child related issues. He was the founding Patron of CRI and played a central role in its establishment.

The activities of CRI are governed by a Board of Directors, currently numbering 11 members.

Their qualifications, experience, expertise and special responsibilities can be found in the Board Members section of this website.