Children's Rights Law in the Global Human Rights Landscape: Isolation, inspiration, integration?, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Children's Rights Law in the Global Human Rights Landscape

Isolation, inspiration, integration?, 1st Edition

Edited by Eva Brems, Ellen Desmet, Wouter Vandenhole

Routledge

312 pages

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Children’s rights law is often studied and perceived in isolation from the broader field of human rights law. This volume explores the inter-relationship between children’s rights law and more general human rights law in order to see whether elements from each could successfully inform the other. Children’s rights law has a number of distinctive characteristics, such as the emphasis on the ‘best interests of the child’, the use of general principles, and the inclusion of ‘third parties’ (e.g. parents and other care-takers) in treaty provisions. The first part of this book questions whether these features could be a source of inspiration for general human rights law. In part two, the reverse question is asked: could children’s rights law draw inspiration from developments in other branches of human rights law that focus on other specific categories of rights holders, such as women, persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, or older persons? Finally, the interaction between children’s rights law and human rights law – and the potential for their isolation, inspiration or integration – may be coloured or determined by the thematic issue under consideration. Therefore the third part of the book studies the interplay between children’s rights law and human rights law in the context of specific topics: intra-family relations, LGBTQI marginalization, migration, media, the environment and transnational human rights obligations.

About the Editors

Eva Brems is professor at the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University, Belgium.

Ellen Desmet is assistant professor of migration law at the Law Faculty of Ghent University, Belgium.

Wouter Vandenhole teaches human rights and holds the UNICEF Chair in Children’s Rights – a joint venture of the University of Antwerp and UNICEF Belgium – at the Faculty of Law of the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

This series contains thought-provoking and original scholarship on human rights law. The books address civil and political rights as well as social, cultural and economic rights, and explore international, regional and domestic legal orders. The legal status, content, obligations and application of specific rights will be analysed as well as treaties, mechanisms and institutions designed to promote and protect rights.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW000000
LAW / General
LAW051000
LAW / International
POL035010
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights