This book explores the meaning and implementation of international children's rights law, as laid down in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and related international and regional human rights instruments. It considers the application of international children's rights at the national level and addresses key procedural and institutional matters concerning children's rights implementation, including monitoring, complaints mechanisms, effective remedies, advocacy and international agenda-setting. The book breaks new ground by analysing a wide range of international children's rights issues from a legal perspective. It incorporates a comparative perspective on children's rights law at the international, regional and domestic level and contains information on evidence-based strategies towards the implementation and enforcement of international children's rights law. The book is targeted at academics, legal and other professionals, and advanced students. It analyses children's rights law in the following areas: implementation and enforcement; advocacy and standard setting; complaints and remedies; the child and the family; adoption; alternative care; protection from violence; civil rights of the child; economic, social and cultural rights; education; health; migration and refugees; children and the justice system; children with disabilities; deprivation of liberty; children's rights and digital technologies; war and disaster; sustainable development goals and further contemporary issues.
Formatted Contents Note
Part One: Social and Philosophical Issues Regarding Children's Roles and Rights Chapter 1: Children's Human Rights Issues Overview Chapter 2: Traditional Abuses of Children's Rights Viewed from the Present Chapter 3: Sociological, Philosophical and Legal Arguments For and Against Privileging Children's Rights Part Two: Drafting, Passage, and Analysis of The Convention on the Rights of Children (CROC) Chapter 4: Drivers and Processes of CROC Negotiation Chapter 5: Analysis and Assessment of the Standards Set by CROC Chapter 6: The Establishment and Operation of the Committee on CROC Part Three: Diffusion of Standards of Children's Rights Chapter 7: Children's Rights Declared in European, African, and Latin American Human Rights Agreements Chapter 8: Prominent Court Decisions Upholding Children's Rights Chapter 9: The Proliferation of and Advocacy by Children's Rights NGOs, Policy Research Institutes, and Academics Chapter 10: Issues and Advocacy of the Rights of the Unborn Child Part Four: Case Studies of Successful Protection of Children's Rights Chapter 11: Precedents Set in the United States and Canada Chapter 12: Precedents Set in Great Britain Chapter 13: Precedents Set in Western Europe and Scandinavia Chapter 14: Precedents Set in Latin America and Asia Part Five: Case Studies of Contemporary On-going Abuses of Children's Rights Chapter 15: Domestic Servitude Chapter 16: Bonded Labour Chapter 17: Child Trafficking and Slavery Chapter 18: Child Soldiers Chapter 19: Female Child Infanticide Chapter 20: Pre-puberty Arranged Marriages Part Six: An Agenda for Better Protection of Children's Human Rights Bibliography and Appendices.