Dr. S.E. Rap is Assistant Professor at Department of Child Law at Leiden UniversityProfile page
The field of international children’s rights can be characterised as an interdisciplinary field of research. With a background in pedagogical sciences and criminology, I have specialised in qualitative methods of research, specifically also involving children and young people. By combining the analysis of legal standards and documents with interviews, focus groups and observations I aim at gaining a broad understanding of how children’s rights are implemented and conceptualised in practice, and by a variety of stakeholders. In my work, I have also incorporated comparative legal research, to gain understanding of how legal procedures are implemented in different jurisdictions.
If you would like to discuss your social-legal research and the implementation of qualitative methods of research, including how to reach hard-to-access groups of participants, feel free to contact me.