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Global Reflections on Children’s Rights and the Law
30 Years After the Convention on the Rights of the Child

ISBN 9780367673864
Published July 23, 2021 by Routledge
302 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Thirty years after the adoption of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, this book provides diverse perspectives from countries and regions across the globe on its implementation, critique and potential for reform.

The book revolves around key issues including progress in implementing the CRC worldwide; how to include children in legal proceedings; how to uphold children’s various civil rights; how to best assist children at risk; and discussions surrounding children’s identity rights in a changing familial order. Discussion of the CRC is both compelling and polarizing and the book portrays the enthusiasm around these topics through contrasting and comparative opinions on a range of topics.

The work provides varying perspectives from many different countries and regions, offering a wealth of insight on topics that will be of significant interest to scholars and practitioners working in the areas of children’s rights and justice.

Table of Contents


PART I Struggles, Challenges and Successes in Implementing and Ratifying the CRC Worldwide

A. Worldwide

    1. How to Ensure Wider Implementation of the CRC
      Olga Khazova

      B. European Union
    2. The European Union and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Towards a Fully-Fledged European Union Child Rights Strategy
      Aida Kisunaite and Simone Delicati

      C. Africa
    3. 30 Years of the CRC in Africa
      Julia Sloth-Nielsen

    4. Thirty Years Later: The CRC’s Influence on Israeli Law Taking Stock and Moving Forward
      Tamar Morag

      E. United States
    5. Forever Owned: Children as Possessions in the CRC
      James G. Dwyer
    6. Family Obligations and Socio-Economic Rights Under the Convention on the Rights of the Child
      Barbara Stark
    7. PART II Children’s Participation Rights & Child-Friendly Justice

    8. My Voice Must Be Heard Too: Why Children Need a Voice in Custody Hearings Ellen Marrus, Malikah Marrus, and Rifqa Sa’Aadat
    9. Child Friendly Justice: A Malleable Catalyst for the Promotion of Child and Human Rights
      Philip D. Jaffé
    10. Family Group Conferences in Child Protection: A Communitarian Implementation of Children’s Participation Rights
      Tali Gal
    11. The Unheard Voices of Young Girls at Risk
      Shiran Reichenberg
    12. PART III Children’s Civil Rights: Rights to Free Speech, Health, Religious Freedom, and Privacy

    13. Childhood, Speech and the Right to Free Speech
      Nicholas Hatzis
    14. Upholding Children’s Civil Rights as Relational Rights: The Example of Childhood Circumcision
      Pamela Laufer-Ukeles
    15. Protection of The Child’s Right to Privacy in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, The General Data Protection Regulation and the Polish Law
      Agnieszka Ogrodnik-Kalita
    16. Children’s Digital Rights: Realizing the Potential of the CRC
      Katharina Kaesling
    17. PART IV Children’s Right to Identity

    18. The Child’s Right to Know Their Biological Origin in Comparative European Law: Consequences for Parentage Law
      Gordana Kovaček Stanić
    19. Québec’s (out)law Concerning Medically Assisted Procreation: A Plea for Access to Origins
      Johanne Clouet and Valérie Costanzo
    20. PART V Protecting Children at Risk

    21. Suffering at the Hands of Caregivers: The Mandatory Duty of Caregivers to Report Child Abuse and Neglect from a South African Perspective
      Mildred Bekink
    22. The Journey from Ignorance to Acknowlegement of Child Sexual Abuse in India
      Namrata Mishra
    23. Dutch Strategies for Combating Child Poverty: A Child Rights-based Approach
      Merel Jonker, Jet Tigchelaar, Catrin Finkenauer, Kirsten Visser, and Gonneke Stevens

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Ellen Marrus is the Royce Till Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) and founder and director of the Center for Children, Law & Policy.

Pamela Laufer-Ukeles is Professor of Law and Healthcare Administration at the Academic College of Law and Science in Hod Hasharon, Israel.