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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Children's Rights

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Edited by: Laura Lundy, Ursula Kilkelly

ISBN13: 9781472463012
To be Published: November 2016
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £220.00

The articles in this volume shed light on some of the major tensions in the field of children’s rights (such as the ways in which children’s best interests and respect for their autonomy can be reconciled), challenges (such as how the CRC can be made a reality in the lives of children in the face of ignorance, apathy or outright opposition) and critiques (whether children’s rights are a Western imposition or a successful global consensus). Along the way, the writing covers a myriad of issues, encompassing the opposition to the CRC in the US; gay parenting: Dr Seuss’s take on children’s autonomy; the voice of neonates on their health care; the role of NGO in supporting child labourers in India, and young people in detention and more.

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Human Rights and Civil Liberties

Part I Origins: Janusz Korczak - his legacy and its relevance for children's rights today, G. Eichsteller
Transnational treaties on children's rights: norm building and circulation in the twentieth century, Z. Moody
Are children's rights still human?, N. Cantwell
Role of the United States in the drafting of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, C.P. Cohen.

Part II Influential Scholarship: The value and values of children's rights, M. Freeman
Out of children's needs, children's rights: the child's voice in defining the family, B.B. Woodhouse
The interests of the child and the child's wishes: the role of dynamic self-determinism, J. Eekelaar.

Part III Implementation: International human rights law: imperialist, inept and ineffective? Cultural relativism and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, S. Harris-Short
Reservations to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, W. Shabas
Incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in law: a comparative review, L. Lundy, U. Kilkelly and B. Byrne
Miseducating children about their rights, R.B. Howe and K. Covell. Part IV International Reach: The CRC in litigation under EU law, H. Stalford
Chicken soup or chainsaws: some implications of the constitutionalisation of children's rights in South Africa, J. Sloth-Nielsen
The 'politics' of children's rights and child labour in India: a social constructionist perspective, Gurchathen S. Sanghera
Children's rights under regional human rights law - a tale of harmonisation?, A. Nolan and U. Kilkelly
Constitutional fidelity through children's rights, E. Buss. Part V Interdisciplinary Scholarship: Children's rights: some feminist approaches to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, F. Olsen
The rights of children, the rights of nations: developmental theory and the politics of children's rights, C. Daiute
A person's a person: children's rights in children's literature, J. Todres and S. Higinbotham.

Part VI Involving Children: Participation rights of premature babies, P. Alderson, J. Hawthorne and M. Killen
What responsibility do courts have to hear children's voices?, J. Cashmore and P. Parkinson
Children's rights and research processes: assisting children to (in) formed views, L. Lundy and L. McEvoy.

Part VII Issues that are Contested: The unborn child and abortion under the Draft Convention on the Rights of the Child, P. Alston
Child imprisonment: a case for abolition?, B. Goldson
Public international law and the regulation of private spaces: does the Convention on the Rights of the Child impose an obligation on states to allow gay and lesbian couples to adopt?, J. Tobin and R. McNair
Some Australian children's perceptions of physical punishment in childhood, B.J. Saunders and C. Goddard.