Goudge Commission Begins

The Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology began this week. I am there on behalf of Defence for Children - International (Canada). In response to the Commissioner's ruling granting DCI standing, Executive Director Les Horne and child advocate Les Horne said “We are pleased to have the opportunity to participate in this public inquiry ... Our child rights-based perspective will help to ensure that the Inquiry considers the best interests of the child, the child's right to be heard, the child's right to freedom from all forms of violence, and other rights contained in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.”