This Commentary is legal in nature and provides an article by article analysis of all substantive, organizational and procedural provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 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. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field of human rights.
The commentary is widely needed by actors in the field of children’s rights, including academics, students, lawyers, judges, grass roots workers, governmental, non-governmental and international officers. A better understanding of the Convention’s provisions will further the realisation of children’s rights in all parts of the world.
Format The Commentary is published as a part-work, and when completed, aims to offer the subscriber the most comprehensive, in-depth and practical reference work currently available on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Each chapter is produced as a separate fascicle consisting of (on average) 40 pages, and follows a clear and standard layout; fascicles are produced in paperback form, and are published and sent to subscribers on a regular basis.
The series published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.
"It is a well-timed initiative and the General Editors and publishers are to be congratulated on the commencement of a most significant project." Michael Freeman,
The International Journal of Children's Rights, volume 14 (2006).