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The Rights of the Child in a Changing World

25 Years after The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

  • Olga Cvejić Jančić
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Part of the Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law book series (GSCL, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Olga Cvejić Jančić
    Pages 1-36
  3. Michelle Giroux, Carmen Lavallé
    Pages 61-82
  4. Nenad Hlača, Sandra Winkler
    Pages 83-96
  5. Christina G. Jeppesen de Boer, Annette Kronborg
    Pages 97-107
  6. Adeline Gouttenoire
    Pages 109-121
  7. Habiballah Ahmadi Baloutaki
    Pages 183-189
  8. Manuela Baptista Lopes
    Pages 201-219
  9. Daniela-Anca Deteşeanu
    Pages 221-233
  10. Frankie McCarthy
    Pages 235-250
  11. Nevena Vučković Šahović, Ivana Savić
    Pages 251-262

About this book

Introduction

This book deals with the implementation of the rights of the child as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 21 countries from Europe, Asia, Australia, and the USA. It gives an overview of the legal status of children regarding their most salient rights, such as the implementation of the best interest principle, the right of the child to know his/her origin, the right to be heard, to give medical consent, the right of the child in the field of employment, religious education of children, prohibition of physical punishment, protection of the child through deprivation of parental rights and in the case of inter-country adoption.

In the last 25 years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted, many States Parties to the Convention have made great efforts to pass legislation regulating the rights of the child, in their commitment to the improvement of the legal status of the child. However, is that enough for any child to live better, safer, and healthier? What are the practical effects of this international as well as many national instruments in the everyday life of children? Have there been any outcomes in terms of improvement of their status around the world, and improvement of the conditions under which they live, since the Convention entered into force? In tackling these questions, this work presents a comparative overview of the implementation of the Convention, and evaluates the results achieved.

Keywords

Best interest of the child Child in the field of adoption Children conceived trough biomedical assistance Corporal punishment of the child Freedom of thought, conscience and religion Medical consent of the child Obligation of the child towards parents Physical punishment of the child Right of the child to be heard Right of the child to change his/her personal name Right of the child to give medical consent Right of the child to know his/her origin Rights of the Child in a Changing World Rights of the child in employment UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Editors and affiliations

  • Olga Cvejić Jančić
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of European Legal and Political Studies – Novi SadUniversity Educons – Sremska KamenicaNovi SadSerbia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Rights of the Child in a Changing World
  • Book Subtitle 25 Years after The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Editors Olga Cvejić Jančić
  • Series Title Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law
  • Series Abbreviated Title Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23189-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-23188-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-37378-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-23189-1
  • Series ISSN 2214-6881
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-689X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 410
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Private International Law, International & Foreign Law, Comparative Law
    Family
    Civil Law
    Human Rights
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