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Author Iusmen, Ingi.

Title The EU as a Children's Rights Actor : Law, Policy and Structural Dimensions
Published Leverkusen-Opladen : Barbara Budrich Publishers, 2014
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Contents Cover ; The EU as a Children's Rights Actor; Acknowledgements; Table of Contents; Introduction: The EU as a Children's Rights Actor: Law, Policy and Structural Dimensions; 'Actorness'; Embracing the CRC; The development of EU-level systems to protect child rights; The effects of EU actions (law, policy) on child rights; Journeys to European Justice: (How) Can the EU Enable Children to Enforce their Rights?; Introduction; 1. Defining Access to Justice; 2. Applying Access to Justice Principles to Children
2.3 Better outcomes for children when mainstreaming children's rights3. Child Rights Mainstreaming: Lessons from Practice; 3.1 Step 1: The need for political will and leadership; 3.2 The impact of political will and leadership on the EU's role as children's rights actor; 3.3 Step 2: Awareness, capacity and resources in the services responsible; 3.4 Step 3: Commitment to use the CRC as the startingpoint; 3.5 Step 4: Mainstreaming applies equally to legislation, policy and funding and throughout the policy cycle; 3.6 Step 5: Impact assessments are applied systematically
3. Children's Access to Justice at European Union Level -Why Is It Important and What Does It Involve?4. How Do Children Change or Propose EU Laws with a View to Enhancing Their Rights?; 4.1 The Citizens' Initiative; 4.2 Children's Rights 'Champions'; 5. How do children complain about EU actions or, indeed, omissions that impede the exercise of their rights?; 5.1 Holding the EU Institutions to Account for Violations of Children's Rights: The EU Ombudsman; 5.2 Alleged breaches of EU children's rights by EU ordomestic level authorities: European Parliament Petitions
3.7 Step 6: Stakeholders are consulted and involved indecision-making3.8 Step 7: The views and experiences of children and young people are sought and taken seriously; Conclusions; Central Authorities and the European Judicial Network: Mainstreaming Children's Rights into Cross-border Cooperation in EU Family Law; Introduction; 1. Mainstreaming children's rights in EU family lawthrough Art 24 of the Charter; 2. Making child rights mainstreaming effective in European family law; 2.1 The conception of rights underpinning mainstreaming; 2.2 Resourcing and training for child rights mainstreaming
6. How can children harness the EU's authority to hold Member States to account for breaching or failing toimplement their EU rights?6.1 Challenging Member States' failure to implement EUlaw relating to children: Infringement Proceedings; Conclusion: The future of children's access to justice at EU level?; Developing a Model for Mainstreaming Children's Rights into EU Law and Policy-making; 1. Introduction; 2. Child Rights Mainstreaming: A review of currentpractice; 2.1 How does the EU mainstream children's rights?; 2.2 Shortcomings in EU children's rights mainstreaming
Summary This edited collection critiques, from an interdisciplinary perspective, the growing body of EU children's rights activities in the light of broader political, economic and legal processes. Specifically, it interrogates whether EU intervention effectively responds to what are perceived as violations of children's rights and the extent to which EU efforts to uphold children's rights complement and reinforce parallel national and international pursuits. Moreover, it scrutinises the compatibility of EU children's rights measures with the principles and provisions enshrined in the UN Convention on
Notes 2.3 Implementation at all levels of the polity
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Subject Children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- European Union countries.
Children's rights -- European Union countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Stalford, Helen.
ISBN 3847404121 (electronic bk.)
9783847404125 (electronic bk.)