A Magna Carta for children? : rethinking children's rights / Michael Freeman
- Freeman, Michael D. A.
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2020.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xix, 566 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Are children human? -- Interlude : taking a deep breath -- The convention on the rights of the child and its principles -- The convention: norms and themes -- Enforcing children's rights -- Criticisms of the convention -- Beyond the convention -- Interlude : what we can learn from the sociology of childhood -- Childhoods and rights -- Regional children's rights -- Child-friendly justice -- The world twenty-five years on : new issues and responses -- Rethinking children's rights -- Alternatives to rights : or are they? -- A magna carta for children? -- Rethinking principles and concepts -- Conclusion -- Coda : a child of our time.
- The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the world, yet everyday children still face poverty, violence, war, disease and disaster. Are the rights we currently afford to children enough? Combining historical analysis with international human rights law, Michael Freeman considers early legal and philosophical theories on children's rights before exploring the impact and limitations of the Convention itself. He also suggests ways that we may rethink children's rights in the future as well as identifying key areas for reform. This book will appeal to an interdisciplinary audience who are interested in children's rights, children's studies, the history of childhood, international human rights, and comparative family law. It is a crucial restatement of the importance of law, policy and rights in improving children's lives.
- 9781316591468 (ebook)
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 21 Sep 2020).
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