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Children's Rights: A Commentary on the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Protocols

ISBN13: 9781786433121
Published: November 2019
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £180.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781800888371

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This comprehensive Commentary presents a contemporary legal perspective on the interdisciplinary field of children's rights. Chapters analyse each article of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, along with its optional protocols, providing contextual information on the interpretation and implementation of the articles. A detailed introduction examines the history of the convention, placing it within the wider landscape of human rights and the sociology of childhood. The article commentary critically engages with the text of the convention, exploring commonly used concepts and defining terminology associated with child exploitation. The authors draw on multiple perspectives and refer to disciplines outside of law to enrich the analysis of the articles, their interpretation and the study of children's rights as a discipline.

Featuring examples of case law from regional human rights systems the commentary provides a well-rounded insight into the status of children's rights on a global scale. Written in an accessible style, this Commentary will be a valuable reference work for students, practitioners and policy makers alike. The book will be of great interest to those working within children's rights law and human rights law. Researchers in politics, sociology and international studies who are seeking further information on the rights of children will also find this Commentary to be a useful point of reference.

Foreword - Benyam Mezmur
Introduction: Three Decades of Children's Rights Law
Article 1: Scope of Application
Article 2: Non-Discrimination
Article 3: Best Interests of the Child
Article 4: General Obligation
Article 5: Appropriate Direction and Guidance Consistent with the Child's evolving Capacities
Article 6: The Right to Life, Survival and Development
Article 7: Name and Nationality
Article 8: Preservation of Identity
Article 9: Separation from Parents
Article 10: Family Reunification
Article 11: Illicit Transfer and Non-return of Children
Article 12: The Views of the Child
Article 13: Freedom of Expression
Article 14: Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion
Article 15: Freedom of Association and Peaceful Assembly
Article 16: The Right to Privacy
Article 17: Access to Appropriate information Through Media
Article 18: CRC: Common Responsibilities of Parents for the Upbringing and Development of the Child
Article 19: Protection from all forms of violence
Article 20: Children deprived of their family environment
Article 21: CRC: Adoption
Article 22: Asylum Seeking and Refugee Children
Article 23: Children with Disabilities
Article 24: Right to Health
Article 25: Periodic Review of Placement
Article 26: Social Security
Article 27: Adequate Standard of Living
Article 28: Right to Education
Article 29: Aims of Education
Article 30: Rights of Children from Minorities and Indigenous Origin
Article 31: Rest Leisure and Play
Article 32: Protection from Economic Exploitation
Article 33: Protection from Drugs
Article 34: Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
Article 35: Prevention of Abduction, Sale and Trafficking
Article 36: Protection Against All Other Forms of Exploitation
Article 37: Deprevation of Liberty, Prohibition of Torture, Degrading and Inhuman Treatment and of Capital Punishment and Life Imprisonment
Article 38: Children in Armed Conflict
Article 39: Recovery and reintegration of Child Victims
Article 40: Children's Rights in Justice Systems
Article 41: Respect for Higher Standards
Article 42: Dissemination
Article 43: CRC: The Committee
Article 44: Reporting Procedure
Article 45: Implementation and International Cooperation
Articles 46 - 54: Final Clauses, Signature, Ratification, Accession, Entry into force, Amendments, Reservations, Denunciations Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography Optional Protocol on a Communications Procedure