Stockholm studies in child law and children's rights ; 2. Human Rights and Humanitarian Law E-Books Online, Collection 2017, ISBN ; 9789004328037.
In Participation, Power and Attitudes: Implementing Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child , Rebecca Thorburn Stern analyses how CRC state parties describe their implementation of Article 12 on respect for the child's views. The focus of the study is on if, and how, references to traditional attitudes are used by state parties to explain their actions and inactions when implementing this key right and principle. It is shown that 'traditional attitudes' are employed less as justification of poor implementation than as a way of allocating responsibility to the population rather than to the state party, and that references to tradition remain a mainly non-Western phenomenon, thus also overlooking the impact of traditional attitudes in Western societies.
Based on author's thesis (doctoral - Uppsala universitet, 2006) issued as: The child's right to participation : reality or rhetoric? / Rebecca Stern.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-203) and index.
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Setting the Scene Concepts and Theories: On 'the Child', 'Childhood', and Rights Participation and Article 12 Implementing Article 12: Procedures, Obstacles and Explanations Country Study: Sweden Concluding Reflections.
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Online version: Thorburn Stern, Rebecca, 1974- Implementing article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff, 2017