Revisiting Children's Rights

10 Years of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, passed in 1989, was the first universal treaty dedicated solely to the promotion and protection of the interests of children. In its first decade the Convention achieved near-universal ratification and is now the most widely ratified human rights treaty ever. In addition, as a consequence of its influence, children's human rights have been mainstreamed and are now prioritised at all levels within the United Nations and other regional organisations. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the first decade of the Convention. It also brings together leading scholars and activists who place the Convention in a wider context and revisit contemporary debates and controversies in children's rights to assess the extent to which these issues have been influenced by the Convention in its first decade.

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Foreword; Mary Robinson, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
1. One Step Forward or Two Steps Sideways: Assessing the First Decade of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; D. Fottrell.
2. Children and Cultural Diversity; M. Freeman.
3. Islamic Perspectives on the Rights of the Child; M. Siraj Sait.
4. Feminism and Children's Rights: the politics of voice; H. Lim, J. Roche.
5. Interpretations of Children's Identity Rights; K. O'Donovan.
6. The Impact of the Convention on the Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights; U. Kilkelly.
7. Children and Armed Conflict: some issues of law and policy; J. Kuper.
8. Ending Corporal Punishment of Children; P. Newell.
9. State responsibility and parental responsibility: New Labour and the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in the United Kingdom; C. Hamilton, M. Roberts.
10. The State, the Family and the Child Refugee; P. Tuitt.
11. Child Domestic Workers: slaves, foster children or underage employees? M. Black.
12. Why the Convention is not about Street Children; J. Ennew.
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