"This book examines the impact of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on national and international jurisprudence, since its adoption in 1989. It offers state of the art knowledge on the functions, challenges and limitations of the CRC in domestic, regional and international children's rights litigation. Litigating the Rights of the Child provides insight in the role of the CRC in domestic jurisprudence in ten countries from different parts of the world, with civil law, common law and Islamic law systems. In addition, it offers analyses of the jurisprudence of regional courts, in Europe and the Americas, and of human rights treaty bodies, including the Human Rights Committee, Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. This book presents a global and comparative picture on the use of the CRC in litigation and identifies emerging trends. This book serves as an important source of reference and inspiration for academics, students, legal professionals, including judges and lawyers, and (inter)national organisations working in the area of children's rights"-- Unedited summary from back cover.
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Formatted Contents Note
Litigating the rights of the child : taking stock after 25 years of the CRC / Ton Liefaard and Jaap E. Doek South Africa / Ann Skelton India / Enakshi Ganguly Thukral and Anant Kumar Asthana England and Wales / Jane Williams United States / Bernardine Dohrn Netherlands / Manuela Limbeek and Mariëlle Bruning Belgium / Wouter Vandenhole France / Meda Couzens Serbia / Nevena Vučković Šahović and Ivana Savić Algeria / Kamel Filali The CRC in litigation under the ICCPR [International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights] and CEDAW [Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women] / Alfred de Zayas The CRC in litigation under the ECHR / Ursula Kilkelly The CRC in litigation under EU law / Helen Stalford The CRC as a litigation tool before the Inter-American System of Protection of Human Rights / Monica Feria-Tinta Children's rights litigation in the African region : lessons from the communications procedure under the ACRWC [African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child] / Julia Sloth-Nielsen.
K639.A41989 L58 2015
Dordrecht ; Heidelberg ; New York ; London : Springer,