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Bragi Gudbrandsson

Bragi Gudbrandsson

Iceland’s candidate for the Committee on the Rights of the Child

Bragi Gudbrandsson

“The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is a dynamic legal instrument which has the potential to transform the quality of life for children in all parts of the world. My conviction is that the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the engine behind the Convention, should bring children’s fundamental human rights to the forefront of national agendas and promote the understanding that children are bearers of these rights.”

About Mr. Bragi Gudbrandsson

Bragi Gudbrandsson

Candidate's Brochure

Mr. Bragi Gudbrandsson is an authority in the field of children’s rights with an outstanding record as a practitioner spanning over three decades. His commitment, leadership qualities and personal integrity have...


HM Queen Rania and Mr. Gudbrandsson in Amman


Mr. Gudbrandsson has an outstanding track record as an advocate for children´s rights. His early work in Iceland demonstrates his determination to safeguard the human rights of vulnerable groups in society.

With HM Queen Silvia of Sweden at Promise meeting, 2016

Barnahus: An Inspirational Practice

Mr. Gudbrandsson is the founder of the Icelandic Barnahus, which has become an inspiration for up to twenty countries in Europe and beyond. Barnahus puts the child´s story at the center.

Bragi Gudbrandsson

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Mr. Gudbrandsson has been active in the work of the Council of Europe for more than two decades, participated in the making of numerous human rights instruments and guidelines on the rights of the child.

CAR meeting in Reykjavik in 2007

Children at Risk 

The CAR cooperation has included topics such as child sexual abuse and exploitation, online as well as offline, trafficking of children, children in institutions, street children and non-violent childhood.

With HM Queen Silvia of Sweden at Promise meeting, 2016

Campaigning against sexual abuse

The Council of Europe (CoE) Convention on the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse, typically referred to as the Lanzarote Convention, is a unique international agreement.

The Candidature enjoys the support of the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden

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