Protecting the World's Children: Impact of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Diverse Legal Systems

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The book contains four studies that consider the challenges of implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child in different legal traditions or systems: common law, civil law, Islamic law, and plural legal systems. Each study is unique in the way it presents the particularities of the legal tradition under examination and reflects the author's own approach to the subject. The book demonstrates how the CRC can be implemented to achieve children's rights in different ...

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Overview

The book contains four studies that consider the challenges of implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child in different legal traditions or systems: common law, civil law, Islamic law, and plural legal systems. Each study is unique in the way it presents the particularities of the legal tradition under examination and reflects the author's own approach to the subject. The book demonstrates how the CRC can be implemented to achieve children's rights in different country contexts.

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"An extensive and engaging study of how different legal systems have implemented and integrated children's human rights law...The rich analysis of engagement with children's rights in diverse legal contexts is a significant step forward in understanding the receptivity of international law in domestic settings...This is an excellent contribution to the scholarship on globalization and law, comparative jurisprudence and international law..."
—Sanghamitra Padhy, University of Southern California
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521732918
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/9/2008
  • Pages: 286
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Since 1946, UNICEF has been a driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF works in 192 countries through country programs and national committees. UNICEF upholds the Convention on the Rights of the Child and works for Millennium Development Goals and for the progress promised in the United Nations Charter.

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Table of Contents

Introduction and overview Savitri Gooneskere; 1. A comparative study of the impact of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: law reform in selected common law countries Rebeca Rios-Kohn; 2. A comparative study of the impact of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: law reform in selected civil law countries Emilio Garcia Mendez; 3. A comparative perspective of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the principles of Islamic law: law reform and children's rights in Muslim jurisdictions Shaheen Sardar Ali; 4. Law reform and children's rights in plural legal systems: some experiences in sub-Saharan Africa Savitri Gooneskere.

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