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International Child Law

3rd Edition

By Trevor Buck


478 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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International Child Law examines and discusses the international legal framework and issues relating to children. Analysing both public and private international legal aspects, this cross-disciplinary text promotes an understanding of the ongoing development of child law, children’s rights and the protection of the child.

Examining the theoretical background to the law, and providing a concise and clear overview of the instruments and institutions that protect children internationally, this text then focuses on key themes and issues in child law and children’s rights. This new edition has been updated and revised throughout, including expanded material on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, as well as discussion of recent landmark developments on the law relating to recruiting child soldiers as a result of Lubanga (2012). The third edition also includes a new case study feature that critically considers key themes and issues in international child law in a real world context.

Drawing on a range of legal and other disciplines, International Child Law is a valuable resource for those in the course of study and research in this area.


"Academics, law students and certainly family lawyers everywhere will be both impressed and edified by the book’s orientation toward scholarly debate on these and the startlingly wide range of other issues within this complex and controversial area of law." - Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Childhood and children’s rights, Chapter 2 Introduction to international law sources and institutions, Chapter 3 The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Chapter 4 Child Labour, Chapter 5 International parental child abduction, Chapter 6 Inter-Country Adoption, Chapter 7 Sexual exploitation, Chapter 8 Children and Armed Conflict, Chapter 9 Indigenous Children, Bibliography

About the Author

Trevor Buck is Professor of Socio-Legal Studies in the School of Law at De Montfort University, Leicester. His main teaching and research interests include international child law, administrative justice and social security law. He has been appointed a member of the Law sub-panel for the Research Excellence Framework 2014 in the UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Family Law / Children
LAW / International