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Title The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child : taking stock after 25 years and looking ahead / edited by Ton Liefaard, Julia Sloth-Nielsen
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill/Nijhoff, 2016
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Contents 25 years CRC : reflecting on successes, failures, and the future / Ton Liefaard and Julia Sloth-Nielsen -- The Convention on the Rights of the Child : 25 years and beyond / Vitit Muntarbhorn -- Protecting children across borders : the interaction between the CRC and the Hague children's conventions / Hans van Loon -- Legal challenges and strategies for combating online sexual violence against children : making children's rights future-proof / Corinne Dettmeijer-Vermeulen -- Are 'best interests' a pillar or a problem for implementing the human rights of children? / Nigel cantwell -- Child rights in the United States : 25 years later and counting / Yvonne Vissing -- CRC dialogues : does the Committee on the Rights of the Child 'speak' to the national courts? / Meda Couzens
Summary In 2014 the world's most widely ratified human rights treaty, one specifically for children, reached the milestone of its twenty-fifth anniversary. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and in the time since then it has entered a new century, reshaping laws, policies, institutions and practices across the globe, along with fundamental conceptions of who children are, their rights and entitlements, and society's duties and obligations to them. Yet despite its rapid entry into force worldwide, there are concerns that the Convention remains a high-level paper treaty without the traction on the ground needed to address ever-continuing violations of children's rights. This book, based on papers from the conference "25 Years CRC" held by the Department of Child Law at Leiden University, draws together a rich collection of research and insight by academics, practitioners, NGOs and other specialists to reflect on the lessons of the past 25 years, take stock of how international rights find their way into children's lives at the local level, and explore the frontiers of children's rights for the 25 years ahead
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Subject Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989 November 20) -- History
Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Convention on the rights of the child 1989 November 20
Children (International law)
Children's rights.
Children -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Sexually abused children -- Legal status, laws, etc
Children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
CHILDREN'S RIGHTS
LAW -- Constitutional.
LAW -- Public.
Children (International law)
Children -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Children's rights.
Sexually abused children -- Legal status, laws, etc.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Liefaard, Ton, 1978- editor.
Sloth-Nielsen, Julia, editor
LC no. 2016035437
ISBN 9004295054
9789004295056