Global Reflections on Children’s Rights and the Law
30 Years After the Convention on the Rights of the Child
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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
- How to Ensure Wider Implementation of the CRC
B. European Union
- 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
- 30 Years of the CRC in Africa
- Thirty Years Later: The CRC’s Influence on Israeli Law Taking Stock and Moving Forward
E. United States
- Forever Owned: Children as Possessions in the CRC
James G. Dwyer
- Family Obligations and Socio-Economic Rights Under the Convention on the Rights of the Child
- My Voice Must Be Heard Too: Why Children Need a Voice in Custody Hearings Ellen Marrus, Malikah Marrus, and Rifqa Sa’Aadat
- Child Friendly Justice: A Malleable Catalyst for the Promotion of Child and Human Rights
Philip D. Jaffé
- Family Group Conferences in Child Protection: A Communitarian Implementation of Children’s Participation Rights
- The Unheard Voices of Young Girls at Risk
- Childhood, Speech and the Right to Free Speech
- Upholding Children’s Civil Rights as Relational Rights: The Example of Childhood Circumcision
- 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
- Children’s Digital Rights: Realizing the Potential of the CRC
- The Child’s Right to Know Their Biological Origin in Comparative European Law: Consequences for Parentage Law
Gordana Kovaček Stanić
- Québec’s (out)law Concerning Medically Assisted Procreation: A Plea for Access to Origins
Johanne Clouet and Valérie Costanzo
- Suffering at the Hands of Caregivers: The Mandatory Duty of Caregivers to Report Child Abuse and Neglect from a South African Perspective
- The Journey from Ignorance to Acknowlegement of Child Sexual Abuse in India
- Dutch Strategies for Combating Child Poverty: A Child Rights-based Approach
Merel Jonker, Jet Tigchelaar, Catrin Finkenauer, Kirsten Visser, and Gonneke Stevens
PART II Children’s Participation Rights & Child-Friendly Justice
PART III Children’s Civil Rights: Rights to Free Speech, Health, Religious Freedom, and Privacy
PART IV Children’s Right to Identity
PART V Protecting Children at Risk
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.