them, despite the fact that they were still conscious that they were living “away from home.” Conclusion The research comes at a time of renewed concern over child abuse and neglect in the South Pacific. Our specific concern with children living “away from home” was originally motivated by the issue of
– statements of laudable aspirations which seem to be motivated by a sense of charity. What is missing, however, is the acknowledgement that all these policies and programmes serve to fulfill legally binding obligations to protect and realize human rights which States have accepted in international treaties (e
about which experiences motivated her to commit herself to children and about her path into international politics.
This article sheds light on the active life of a pioneer of the Convention in the first decades of the 20 th century. It is a story of an amazing personality development: a young lady
/her to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation. The third and last part of the discussion explores how children’s rights to an adequate standard of living are accorded in Ndebele and Shona traditional wisdom and beliefs.
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access to information, medical care and education. These factors lead to disease, which increases the likelihood of a bleak future. Under such conditions, where is hope and other incentives to strive for a better life? Further, if such basic needs are not met, the problem will overshadow other more
document sitting on a lawyer’s shelf opened by the rare one with the insight to use it in the court system. Presented in ways that communities relate to, the CRC provides an unpre- cedented opportunity to bring positive change in the life of children, such as for the Anu living in la Isla Maraca. But
South Africa. While the relevance of this provision may appear to be obsolete, a similar obligation applies with regard to children living under regimes practising ethnic, reli- gious or other forms of discrimination and to those States subject to military destabilisation. 21 The significance of this
turbulence in the child’s life due to neglect and/or abuse, but also the mere fact that the child has already experienced a child protection removal, and thus a break in relations and change in living situation.
Fifth, contact after adoption is a consideration that is mentioned by the Court as a factor in
perspective of the French Revolution. One of its projects was to liberate French public life from the grip of the Catholic Church. Creating neutral public education was a central part of this project. Yet state neutrality can be interpreted in different – even contradictory – ways. It can be an ‘open
. Children’s Rights , Ithaca and London, Cornell University Press, 1998, 204 pp. Is a religious education these days an inferior, even damaging one? Do religious schools stymie the healthy development and life prospects of the children within their care? James Dwyer in his recent, provocative book, Religious