A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 40: Child Criminal Justice


This volume constitutes a commentary on Article 40 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.
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Biographical Note

Geraldine Van Bueren is a Barrister and Professor of International Human Rights Law in Queen Mary, University of London, and in the University of Cape Town. She is the Director of the Programme on International Rights of the Child at Queen Mary’s.

Review Quotes

"This commentary is recommended and will be fruitful for theoretical studies and practical work in international and national tribunals".
Dirk Clausmeier, Criminal Law Forum (2007) 18: 171-173.

Table of contents

List of Abbreviations;
Author Biography;
Text of Article 40;
Chapter One Introduction;
1. Overview;
2. History;
Chapter Two Comparison with Related International Human Rights Provisions;
Chapter Three The Scope of Article 40;
1. Article 40(1);
2. Article 40(2);
3. Article 40(3);
4. Article 40(4).


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