Children's rights and the developing law, 3rd edition

Fortin, Jane (2009) Children's rights and the developing law, 3rd edition. Law in Context . Cambridge University Press, New York. ISBN 9780521698016

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Following the implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998, awareness has increased that we live in a rights-based culture and that children constitute an important group of rights holders. Now in its 3rd edition, Children's Rights and the Developing Law explores the way developing law and policies in England and Wales are simultaneously promoting and undermining the rights of children. It reflects on how far these developments take account of children's interests, using current research on children's needs as a template against which to assess their effectiveness and considering a broad range of topics, including medical law, education and youth justice. A critical approach is maintained throughout, particularly when assessing the extent to which the concept of children's rights is being acknowledged by the courts and policy makers and the degree to which the UK fulfils its obligations under, for example, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Depositing User: Prof Jane Fortin
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:29
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