This volume constitutes a commentary on Article 13 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is part of the series, A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which provides an article by article analysis of all substantive, organizational and procedural provisions of the CRC and its two Optional Protocols. For every article, a comparison with related human rights provisions is made, followed by an in-depth exploration of the nature and scope of State obligations deriving from that article. The series constitutes an essential tool for actors in the field of children’s rights, including academics, students, judges, grassroots workers, governmental, non- governmental and international officers. The series is sponsored by the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office.
Herdís Thorgeirsdóttir (Icelandic), Dr. Juris, Professor of Constitutional Law and Human Rights at the Faculty of Law of Bifrost School of Business in Iceland. She finished her doctoral degree at the Faculty of Law, University of Lund, Sweden. Her area of expertise is freedom of expression and the media from the perspective of comparative constitutional law and the European Convention on Human Rights.
List of Abbreviations; Author Biography; Text of Article 13; Chapter One: Introduction; Chapter Two: Comparison with Related Human Rights Provisions; Chapter Three: Scope of Article 13; Conclusion: Rethinking innocence?