Children's Rights and the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility: A Global Perspective

Children's Rights and the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility: A Global Perspective

by Don Cipriani, David Nelken

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ISBN-13: 9781409496632
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 02/28/2013
Series: Advances in Criminology
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 21 MB
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About the Author

Don Cipriani (Ph.D. in Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) has researched and written frequently about children’s rights, juvenile justice, and criminal responsibility for UNICEF and international NGOs in Europe and Asia. In particular, he was the author of a draft General Comment on the minimum age of criminal responsibility for the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword, Nigel Cantwell and Jaap Doek; Preface; Shifting perspectives on children, shifting rights and criminal responsibility in juvenile justice; Children's rights: mediation of welfare-justice tensions; MACRs and states' obligations under regional and international law instruments; Historical influences on MACRs; Current MACRs worldwide and modern trends; Practical implications and challenges of MACR implementation; Making MACRs work for children's rights; Annexes; Index.


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