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The law of international human rights grounds its composite rights on 'the dignity and worth' of each member of the human family. The standing it generates: (a) affirms children's presence and agency in our law and state based world; and (b) supports children to survive and thrive in a multiplicity of ways. Research reveals however it is often under-qualified, in particular in emergencies, armed conflict and peacemaking. Yet at its most elemental the rights based process it yields brings children into being — and in doing so, it generates a wellspring of data that drives more responsive and effective measures for giving effect to their rights. It thus offers a beacon for (a) supporting duty bearers to comply with their broader obligations, and (b) guiding responses to the complex human rights challenges yielded by our mutable and fragile twenty first century world. The collection of streams offered here aspire to support this process of bringing the law alive by driving new ways of seeing and acting. Get in touch, if you have any questions — and thank you for visiting Rights Streams.