The Rights of the Child in a Changing World
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The Rights of the Child in a Changing World : 25 Years after The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

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This book deals with the implementation of the rights of the child as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 21 countries from Europe, Asia, Australia, and the USA. It gives an overview of the legal status of children regarding their most salient rights, such as the implementation of the best interest principle, the right of the child to know about of his/her origin, the right to be heard, to give medical consent, the right of the child in the field of employment, religious education of children, prohibition of physical punishment, protection of the child through deprivation of parental rights and in the case of inter-country adoption.

In the last 25 years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted, many States Parties to the Convention have made great efforts to pass legislation regulating the rights of the child, in their commitment to the improvement of the legal status of the child. However, is that enough for any child to live better, safer, and healthier? What are the practical effects of this international as well as many national instruments in the everyday life of children? Have there been any outcomes in terms of improvement of their status around the world, and improvement of the conditions under which they live, since the Convention entered into force? In tackling these questions, this work presents a comparative overview of the implementation of the Convention, and evaluates the results achieved.
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  • Hardback | 410 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 23.88mm | 7,627g
  • Cham, Switzerland
  • English
  • 1st ed. 2016
  • XVIII, 410 p.
  • 331923188X
  • 9783319231884
  • 1,942,785

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This book deals with the implementation of the rights of the child as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 21 countries from Europe, Asia, Australia, and the USA. It gives an overview of the legal status of children regarding their most salient rights, such as the implementation of the best interest principle, the right of the child to know his/her origin, the right to be heard, to give medical consent, the right of the child in the field of employment, religious education of children, prohibition of physical punishment, protection of the child through deprivation of parental rights and in the case of inter-country adoption.

In the last 25 years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted, many States Parties to the Convention have made great efforts to pass legislation regulating the rights of the child, in their commitment to the improvement of the legal status of the child. However, is that enough for any child to live better, safer, and healthier? What are the practical effects of this international as well as many national instruments in the everyday life of children? Have there been any outcomes in terms of improvement of their status around the world, and improvement of the conditions under which they live, since the Convention entered into force? In tackling these questions, this work presents a comparative overview of the implementation of the Convention, and evaluates the results achieved.
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Table of contents

About Authors.- The Rights of the Child in a Changing World; Olga Cvejic Jancic.- The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Tracing Australia`s Implementation of the Provisions relating to Family Relations; Dr. Rita Shackel.- Les droits de l'enfant: rapport du Canada; Michelle Giroux and Carmen Lavallee.- The Rights of the Child - Croatian National Report; Nenad Hlaca and Sandra Winkler.- The Rights of the Child - Danish National report; Christina G. Jeppesen de Boer and Annette Kronborg.- Les droits de l'enfant en droit francais; Adeline Gouttenoire.- The Rights of the Child in Germany - The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Implementation in National Law; Stefanie Schmahl.- The implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child by the state-parties: The case of Greece; Eleni Micha.- Implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in Indian Legal System; Vishnupriya Yadlapalli.- A study on the rights of the child in Iranian legal system; Habiballah Ahmadi Baloutaki.- Legal Status of the child in Japan, especially in Family Law Matters; Yoshiaki Ohmura.- Legal Framework for the Rights of the Child in Portugal; Manuela Baptista Lopes.- The Rights of the Child - Romanian National report; Daniela-Anca Deteseanu.- The Rights of the Child in Scotland; Frankie McCarthy.- The Rights of the Child in Serbia; Nevena Vuckovic Sahovic and Ivana Savic.- The Rights of the Child in Solomon Islands' Plural Legal System; Jennifer Corrin.- Les droits de l'enfant mineur d'age en droit espagnol apres la constitution de 1978; Gabriel Garcia Cantero.- The Rights of the Child in the Netherlands: A Family Law Perspective; Ton Liefaard and Dr. Machteld Vonk.- The Rights of the Child : United Kingdom National Report; Jenny Driscoll.- The State, Parents, Schools, "Culture Wars," and Modern Technologies: Challenges under the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child; Nora V. Demleitner.- The Rights of Children: An Uzbek Perspective; Iroda Djuraeva.- La transposition de la Convention de l`ONU sur les droits de l`enfant en droit Venezuelien; Alberto Blanco-Uribe.- Questionnaire.- Index.
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