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John Tobin

Introduction Can the idea of human rights for children be justified? Does an answer to this question really matter? Children’s rights are, after all, already recognised in international law, most notably the Convention on the Rights of the Child. They are increasingly included in national

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Didier Reynaert, Maria Bouverne-De Bie and Stijn Vandevelde

world, following the ratification of the Convention, confirmed the importance of the UNCRC for both policy and practice. It seems that the rationale behind this societal development was that more children’s rights were logically considered to be better for children. More than 20 years after the

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Is Anything Left of Children’s Rights?

How Parental Responsibility Erodes Children’s Rights under English Law

Esther Erlings

protection to parental, rather than children’s, rights within the parent-child relationship. With an appeal to different aspects of parental responsibility, parental rights have often been prioritised over children’s (human) rights. Recent English case law here discussed suggests, moreover, that an exercise

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Children’s Rights as Living Rights

The Case of Street Children and a new Law in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Edward van Daalen, Karl Hanson and Olga Nieuwenhuys

human rights violations. Hanson and Nieuwenhuys (2013) claim that the prevalence of these approaches feed the impression amongst both scholars and policy-makers that children’s rights are those defined in the crc and that they should primarily be preoccupied with issues of implementation. Working

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E. Kay M. Tisdall

Introduction In 2011, there was a moment when it looked like Scotland would “trump” the rest of the United Kingdom jurisdictions, in taking forward children’s rights. Inspired by the Welsh Children’s Rights Scheme, the Scottish Government (2011) issued a consultation paper titled Consultation

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Ann Quennerstedt

Since the late 1980s, research into children’s rights has expanded in terms of the objects of study and the number of research projects and active researchers. This growth has constituted children’s rights research as an established and legitimate field of study. The research conducted over the

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Early Childhood Educators’ Perspectives on Children’s Rights

The Relationship between Images of Childhood and Pedagogical Practice

Stefania Giamminuti and Danica See

1 Introduction Children’s rights are a recently theorised concept and an overwhelmingly contested issue. Defined in 1973 as ‘a slogan in search of a definition’ (Rodham, as cited in Freeman, 2000: 277), the concept of children’s rights is increasing in prominence and visibility ( Osler and

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Protecting Children’s Rights in Asian Tourism

Reflecting on Progress and the Way Forward

Afrooz Kaviani Johnson

in existing literature, which by and large focuses on the ‘demand’ side of the issue, and fails to explore the interlinked nature of children’s rights in the tourism context. This article is divided into three parts. Part I sets out the historical context of child sexual exploitation in Asian tourism

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Lucinda Ferguson

1. Introduction In a recent discussion of the difficulties that arise in legal practice through the use of ‘children’s rights’ 1 arguments, Martin Guggenheim (2005) asks ‘who would be comfortable being anti-children’s rights?’ (p. xiii). 2 I suggest that not many people would. Herein lies

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Thomas Waldock

countries are at different stages of the journey. It is certainly important that child welfare recognises children’s rights and contributes to this evolution. Marginalised children and their families would benefit from the existence of a rights-based approach to child welfare, allowing judgments about