Item description for Age Discrimination And Children's Rights: Ensuring Equality And Acknowledging Difference (International Studies in Human Rights) by Claire Breen...
One of the aims of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is to accord due recognition to the fact that 'the child, by reason of his phsyical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth'.
However, a question mark hangs over the extent to which 'special safeguards and care' can negatively impact on the rights of the child and result in discrimination against the child in the guise of 'his physical and mental immaturity'. This volume explores the extent to which children's rights are secured at the national level; and the reasons why children's rights have or have not been recognised and secured by various states at the level of domestic law. It also explores the difficulties inherent in the accordance of rights to children in order to ascertain whether they do in fact derive from the particular nature of children or whether they mask a reluctance of states to fulfil their domestic and international rights obligations to children, and whether such reluctance constitutes 'discrimination against children'. The volume thus explores the theoretical and legal underpinnings of gender and race discrimination, at both the domestic and international level, and examines the extent to which these may be applied to the area of children's rights.
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Studio: Martinus Nijhoff
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2005
Publisher Martinus Nijhoff
ISBN 9004148272 ISBN13 9789004148277