An expert and advocate of child rights and human rights, she is an Assistant Professor at Ryerson University’s School of Child & Youth Care.
Tara Collins is currently an Assistant Professor at Ryerson University’s School of Child & Youth Care.
Tara Collins has a Ph.D. from the University of London and has worked on international human rights since 1996. Her professional experience includes work for: universities in Canada and Ireland; Canadian federal government and Parliament; and a national non-governmental organization.
She is a member of the Board of Directors and the Program Committee for Equitas: International Centre for Human Rights Education (https://equitas.org/). She is a Monitoring Committee member (and former board member) of the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (http://rightsofchildren.ca/) and Advisory Committee member of the Landon Pearson Resource Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children’s Rights, Carleton University (http://www.landonpearson.ca/). She also serve as an Editorial Board member for Canadian Journal for Children’s Rights (https://journals.carleton.ca/cjcr/index.php/cjcr). She is an active member of The International Child Protection Network of Canada (ICPNC), and belongs to three separate working groups: monitoring and evaluation; children and work; and child participation (http://icpnc.org/).
The Egyptian regime is barring the Al-Qazzaz family from returning to their home in Canada, and has seized a significant amount of their assets, including the family business. The case has drawn lots of international criticism, and it's not hard to see why, given that it involves the violation of several United Nations instruments.