This volume draws upon the author's own experience to highlight the complexities behind the global violations of children's rights. Analysis and description are interwoven to provide a coherent study of the international status of children and the rights which attach to this status, both for those familiar and unfamiliar with international law. The author demonstrates the potential of international law in protecting the rights of children, even in states which are restructuring their economies. To be effective, international law cannot be used in isolation and the text seeks to place the rights of the child in their cultural and historical contexts.
All royalties from The International Law on the Rights of the Child are being donated to the International Save the Children Alliance to assist them in their work with children.
'...Professor Van Bueren's text is simply exceptional. [...] Her analysis of formal international law relating to the rights of the child is invaluable and would stand on its own. ... is a text of mammoth proportions which contains fourteen well researched chapters.'
Roger J.R. Levesque, Fordham International Law Journal.
'Ms van Bueren combines skilfully an enormous amount of factual material with careful legal analysis and comment. [...] this book will rapidly become indispensable to children's rights lawyers...'
C.M. Chinkin, University of Southampton. 'Among numerous publications dealing with the subject of promotion and protection of the rights of the child issued up to date, G. Van Bueren's The International Law on the Rights of the Child is the most serious monograph in the field of international law.'
Polish Yearbook of International Law, 1995.
1. A History of the International Law on the Rights of the Child.
2. The Definition and Status of the Child in International Law.
3. The Family and the Rights of the Child in International Law.
4. The Right of Children to Preserve their Identity.
5. The Right of the Child to Freedom of Expression.
6. The Right of the Child to Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion.
7. The Administration of Juvenile Justice and the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency.
8. The Rights of Children Deprived of their Liberty.
9. The Right of the Child to Education.
10. The Right of the Child to be Protected against Exploitation.
11. The Right of the Child to Survival and Development.
12. The Rights of Children in Armed Conflicts.
13. The Rights of Children with Special Needs.
14. The Implementation of the International Rights of the Child.
The International Save the Children Alliance.