[Commentary] R (on the Application of Begum) v Head-teacher and Governors of Denbigh High School [2006] UKHL 15

Ferreira, Nuno (2017) [Commentary] R (on the Application of Begum) v Head-teacher and Governors of Denbigh High School [2006] UKHL 15. In: Stalford, Helen, Hollingsworth, Kathryn and Gilmore, Stephen (eds.) Rewriting children’s rights judgments: from academic vision to new practice. Hart, Oxford, pp. 345-351. ISBN 9781782259275

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Abstract

It is more than 10 years since the decision of the House of Lords (HL, as it was then) in Begum, but it remains as contentious and relevant as ever. In Begum, religion, age, gender, culture, and socio-economic background conflate, raising issues of equality, tolerance, autonomy, diversity, and respect. The decision alerts us to the way in which a range of socio-cultural variables affect children’s lives. This commentary discusses the significance of this decision and how this decision could have been more compelling from a children's rights perspective.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: children's rights, religion, equality, diversity, discrimination, autonomy, school uniform
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: K Law
K Law > K Law in General. Comparative and uniform Law. Jurisprudence
K Law > KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland
K Law > KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > KD0051 England and Wales
Depositing User: Nuno Ferreira
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 16:01
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2017 11:13
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/67225

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