Empowering children: Children's rights education as a pathway to citizenship. University of Toronto Press. Covell, K., Howe, R. B., and Polegato, J. L. (2011). 'Children's human rights education as a counter to social disadvantage: A ...
Author: Ursula Kilkelly
The articles in this volume shed light on some of the major tensions in the field of children?s rights (such as the ways in which children?s best interests and respect for their autonomy can be reconciled), challenges (such as how the CRC can be made a reality in the lives of children in the face of ignorance, apathy or outright opposition) and critiques (whether children?s rights are a Western imposition or a successful global consensus). Along the way, the writing covers a myriad of issues, encompassing the opposition to the CRC in the US; gay parenting: Dr Seuss?s take on children?s autonomy; the voice of neonates on their health care; the role of NGO in supporting child labourers in India, and young people in detention and more.
A second consideration is that popular and political rhetoric about children ' s rights has an unfortunate tendency to be somewhat extreme , to the extent that ' children ' s rights have become a subject of jokes ' ( Minow 1987 , p .
Author: Michael D. A. Freeman
The idea of children having rights dates back some 30 years to the time when Hillary Rodham commented that such rights were a slogan in search of a definition. These essays explore how far the rights of children have advanced during these past 30 years.
eat, how and when they should go to school, when they should go to bed, and what TV shows and movies they should be able to watch because we accept the argument that adults know better than children. The incompetence, lack of cognitive ...
Author: Mhairi Cowden
Despite the existence of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child there still exists a debate on whether children can really hold rights. This book presents a clear theory of children's rights by examining controversial case studies. The author presents a pathway to translating rights into practical social and political instruments for change.
The fourth section argues that taking the rights of the child seriously requires serious reconsideration of the nearly forgotten right to development , which seeks to establish a duty to provide international cooperation .
Author: Mark Ensalaco
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
Children's human rights are regularly violated around the world. We hear about graphic examples including child soldiers, child prostitutes, and children sold into slavery, but hungry, sick, and orphaned children are equally at risk and more prevalent. In the United States, children suffer similar abuses, but some are unique to the U.S. justice system. Unlike most of the rest of the world, the U.S. is a well-developed western nation in which juvenile offenders can be tried as adults and sentenced to death. This book brings together a wide array of original essays from a variety of academic and practitioner perspectives on human rights and the status of children. The details are disturbing; the message, powerful: We must vigorously extend the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to the most vulnerable humans of all--the children of the world, starting at home in the United States.
would if they were aware of their rights. When children indicate their desire to have their voices heard in decision making, are they aware that this is a right outlined in the CRC or is it because they feel that it is fair for them to ...
Author: Tom O'Neill
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Social Science
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child was incorporated into international law in 1989. Since its adoption, it has been ratified by nearly all member nations. An outline of the basic rights of all persons under the age of 18, the Convention has various implications and its importance cannot be contested. This collection focuses on children's rights as defined by the U.N. Convention, and their relevance in both national and international contexts. The contributors discuss the Convention from different disciplinary perspectives, but are united in the belief that it is a tool to be utilized and contextualized by individuals, institutions, and communities. If there is a single conviction to be found throughout Children's Rights it is that the rights of the child are far too important to be left to states alone to provide and protect. To paint a detailed picture of the subject as a whole, the volume looks at situations in which the basic rights of children are often denied such as violent social conflict, parental abandonment, and social inequality. Consisting of thirteen essays by prominent scholars, it is an in-depth and interdisciplinary exploration of the significance of children's rights, and a tremendous resource for those working with children and youth in institutional and educational settings.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was adopted in 1989 and is the most highly ratified instrument in human rights law, setting the minimum standards to which children are entitled across their childhood ...
Author: Kilkelly, Ursula
Publisher: Policy Press
The UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty detailed many children’s poor experiences in detention, highlighting the urgent need for reform. Applying a child-centred model of detention that fulfils the rights of the child under the five themes of provision, protection, participation, preparation and partnership, this original book illustrates how reform can happen. Drawing on Ireland’s experience of transforming law, policy and practice, and combining theory with real-life experiences, this compelling book demonstrates how children’s rights can be implemented in detention. This important case study of reform presents a powerful argument for a progressive, rights-based approach to child detention. Worthy of international application, the book shares practical insights into how theory can be translated into practice.
The concept of the best interests of the child should be approached with caution by all concerned professionals, mindful that ... The Children Act 1989 establishes the right of children to have their welfare considered by the court as a ...
Author: Judith Timms
Deals with the statutory framework, representation in both public and private law proceedings, and child welfare.
This chapter has • identified different understandings of the terms 'right' and child' • examined the tensions in thinking about children's rights in the development of the UNCRC, • examined the tensions that have emerged since the ...
Author: Phil Jones
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Rethinking Children's Rights explores attitudes towards and experiences of children's rights. Phil Jones and Sue Welch draw on a wide range of thought, research and practice from different fields and countries to debate, challenge and re-appraise long held beliefs, attitudes and ways of working and living with children. This second edition contains updated references to legislation and research underpinning children's rights, reflecting on recent scholarship and on the current world context. New research and examples are discussed around: - online protection and privacy - evaluating UK progress and the children's rights review by the United Nations - recent insights on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) - new debates about the construction and development of children's rights - new debates about the relationships between social exclusion and children's rights Recent developments in the definition of rights are considered from a variety of perspectives and in relation to different arenas of children's lives. This second edition brings an increased focus on exploring the notion of disjunction between the rhetoric of policy and legislation and the enacted and perceived experiences of children's rights. Themes discussed include power relations between adults and children, the child's voice, intercultural perspectives, social justice, gender and disability. Examples of research, activities, interviews with researchers and guidance on further reading make this an essential text for those studying childhood.
The international developments mirrored the debates taking place in the US and thus formed a loosely structured children's rights movement which sought to create awareness of the outdated tendency of many States to diminish the rights ...
Author: Deirdre Fottrell
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, passed in 1989, was the first universal treaty dedicated solely to the promotion and protection of the interests of children. In its first decade the Convention achieved near-universal ratification and is now the most widely ratified human rights treaty ever. In addition, as a consequence of its influence, children's human rights have been mainstreamed and are now prioritised at all levels within the United Nations and other regional organisations. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the first decade of the Convention. It also brings together leading scholars and activists who place the Convention in a wider context and revisit contemporary debates and controversies in children's rights to assess the extent to which these issues have been influenced by the Convention in its first decade.
not reject rights altogether.47They acknowledge that appeals to rights can provide effective tools for protecting vulnerable individuals, including children Nevertheless, they remain suspicious of the ways in which rights talk can ...
Author: Michael Freeman
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Category: Political Science
This volume examines critically some of the most pertinent and controversial issues relating to children and health care. Insights are offered into some of today's leading controversies about children and their rights. The focus is on such issues as anorexia, circumcision, autism and gender reassignment. A number of the essays in this collection were previously published in the International Journal of Children's Rights.