Rights and Childhood

Author: David Archard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203981146

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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Whether children have rights is a debate that in recent years has spilled over into all areas of public life. It has never been more topical than now as the assumed rights of parents over their children is challenged on an almost daily basis. David Archard offers the first serious and sustained philosophical examination of children and their rights. Archard reviews arguments for and against according children rights. He concludes that every child has at least the right to the best possible upbringing. Denying that parents have any significant rights over their children, he is able to challenge current thinking about the proper roles of state and family in rearing children. Crucially, he considers the problem of how to define and understand `child abuse'.

International Child Law

Author: Trevor Buck

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781859419489

Category: Law

Page: 331

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International Child Law examines the international laws for children at both a global and a regional level. In particular the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is described and critically assessed, while at the regional level the child in Europe is examined and how far the ECHR is engaged as a vehicle to progress childrens rights. Other key issues, increasing regulated by international child law, are spotlighted: child labour, child abduction and inter-country adoption. This book provides the reader with a sound understanding of the international law framework and issues relating to children and is a useful resource to those undertaking advanced study and or research in this area.

Law and Childhood Studies

Current Legal Issues

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199652503

Category: Law

Page: 590

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Offering an insight into the evolving state of law and childhood studies in the modern age, the latest volume in the Current Legal Issues series brings together an international and interdisciplinary cast to address the key issues informing current debates.

Children's Rights and Refugee Law

Conceptualising Children within the Refugee Convention

Author: Samantha Arnold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135168356X

Category: Law

Page: 208

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Children make up half of the world’s refugees and over 40 per cent of the world’s asylum seekers. However, children are largely invisible in historical and contemporary refugee law. Furthermore, there has been very limited interaction between the burgeoning children’s rights framework, in particular the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (Refugee Convention). This book explores the possibility of a children’s rights approach to the interpretation of the Refugee Convention and within that what such an approach might look like. In order to construct a children’s rights approach, the conceptualisations of children outside the legal discipline, within international children’s rights law and then within refugee law and refugee discourse are analysed. The approach taken is socio-legal and comparative in nature and the suitability of the Refugee Convention as a framework for the interpretation of child claims is examined. The book analyses to what extent the Refugee Convention is capable of dealing with claims from children based on the modern conceptualisation of children, which is underscored by two competing ideologies: the child as a vulnerable object in law to be protected and the child as subject with rights and the capacity to exercise their agency. The influence each regime has had on the other is also analysed. The work discusses how a children’s rights approach might improve outcomes for child applicants. The book makes an original contribution to child refugee discourse and as such will be an invaluable resource for academics, researchers and policymakers working in the areas of migration and asylum law, children’s rights and international human rights law.

Children's Rights

From Philosophy to Public Policy

Author: Mhairi Cowden

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137492287

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child now stands as the most ratified UN convention. However, under the surface of international agreement, there is still an unresolved debate as to whether children can really hold rights. Children are routinely treated as a "test-case" in philosophy or as second-class citizens in policy making. By examining contemporary and controversial cases, such as the rights of children born using donated gametes to know the identity of their donor, or whether transgender children can consent to puberty-inhibiting hormone treatment, Mhairi Cowden demonstrates how the philosophy of children's rights can help us to protect them in practice. She presents a strong argument for why children have rights and begins to translate children's rights from a "slogan without definition" into practical social and political instruments for change.

Children, Rights, and the Law

Author: Philip Alston,Stephen Parker (LL.B.),John A. Seymour

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198257769

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

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The adoption in November 1989, by the UN General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child heralded the arrival of a new era in the development of children's rights. As of March 1991 over 75 states have ratified the Convention. Using the Convention as a framework the contributors to this volume set out to re-evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of approaching issues of children's welfare and well-being through the lens of a `rights' approach. The aim isto take a fresh look at these issues and to do so with specific reference to an international treaty that is certain to be ratified by a very large number of countries in every region of the world and which will soon be legally binding in many states. This is a special issue of the International Journal of Law and the Family. Contributors: Tom Campbell, Onora O'Neill, Michael Freeman, Ngaire Naffine, Margaret Coady, Tony Coady, Sheila McLean, Frances Olsen, and John Eekelaar.

Understanding Children and Childhood

A New Zealand Perspective

Author: Anne B. Smith

Publisher: Bridget Williams Books

ISBN: 1927131766

Category: Education

Page: 416

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Emphasising the voices and rights of children, international expert Anne Smith examines the latest thinking on children’s learning and development. Contemporary theories and research about children and childhood are explained, using observations from children’s everyday experiences and debates about policy. A sociocultural perspective presents development as driven by a child’s learning, supported by opportunities for reciprocal social interaction across diverse cultural contexts.

Children's Rights and Participation in Residential Care

Author: Carolyne Willow

Publisher: JKP

ISBN: 1905818602

Category: Political Science

Page: 130

View: 2039


What rights do young people living in residential care have? How can residential staff and managers implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child? Why is participation important and how can adults help young people make decisions? Where can young people get independent help and advice? Children's Rights and Participation in Residential Care, the first practical guide of its kind, clearly addresses these - and many other - issues which were central to residential care in the 1990s. Arising from a two-year NCB project, this informative book charts the role of young people in developing and improving residential services and provides a comprehensive summary of research into young people's experiences. After outlining the legal entitlements of young people who live in residential care, the book provides many useful suggestions about how staff and managers can increase young people's participation. Children's Rights and Participation in Residential Care will prove invaluable to all those practitioners, managers and students who want to help create residential homes which respect and value the rights of young people.