"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."--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter Introduction part Part I: Origins chapter 1 Janusz Korczak-His Legacy and its Relevance for Children's Rights Today chapter 2 Transnational treaties on children's rights: Norm building and circulation in the twentieth century chapter 3 Are Children's Rights Still Human? chapter 4 Role of the United States in the Drafting of the Convention on the Rights of the Child part Part II: Influential Scholarship chapter 5 The value and values of children's rights chapter 6 Out of children's needs, children's rights: The child's voice in defining the family chapter 7 The Interests of the child and the child's wishes: the role of dynamic self-determinism part Part III: Implementation chapter 8 International Human Rights Law: Imperialist, Inept and Ineffective? Cultural Relativism and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child chapter 9 Reservations to the Convention on the Rights of the Child chapter 10 Incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in Law: A Comparative Review chapter 11 Miseducating children about their rights part Part IV: International Reach chapter 12 The CRC in Litigation under EU Law chapter 13 Chicken soup or chainsaws: some implications of the constitutionalisation of children's rights in South Africa chapter 14 The "Politics" of Children's Rights and Child Labour in India: A Social Constructionist Perspective chapter 15 Constitutional Fidelity through Children's Rights part Part V: Interdisciplinary Scholarship chapter 16 Children's rights: Some feminist approaches to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child chapter 17 The rights of children, the rights of nations: Developmental theory and the politics of children's rights chapter 18 A Person's a Person: Children's Rights in Children's Literature part Part VI: Involving Children chapter 19 Participation Rights of Premature Babies chapter 20 What responsibility do courts have to hear children's voices? chapter 21 Children's rights and research processes: Assisting children to (in)formed views part Part VII: Issues that are Contested chapter 22 The Unborn Child and Abortion Under the Draft Convention on the Rights of the Child chapter 23 Child Imprisonment: A case for Abolition? chapter 24 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? chapter 25 Some Australian children's perceptions of physical punishment in childhood.