The International Law of Youth Rights

Second Revised Edition

In 1996 William Angel launched a unique, pioneering study tracing the origin, growth and basic features of the international law of youth rights. It consisted of both source documents and commentary on the historical trends to elaborate and codify international instruments and standards in this field, as well as action taken by governmental, intergovernmental, and non-governmental organizations to promote and protect youth rights. It concluded with a call for a new international instrument and monitoring machinery to better promote and protect the rights of youth on a global basis.
The aim of the current revised, updated and expanded edition of this ground-breaking work is twofold. First, to preserve and update the landmark historical research undertaken by William Angel and present it to today’s audience. Second, to introduce up-to-date analysis of the state of the International Law of Youth Rights and to provide an easy-to-use compilation of sources of law for researchers and practitioners active in this field. This important collection will provide a roadmap for readers to finding the various sources of the International Law of Youth Rights and a reference point for the most relevant legal documents in force. It aims to spark further legal, political and sociological research in the academic field, as well as support even stronger advocacy actions to further the rights of young people.

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Table of contents

PART I – HISTORICAL SOURCES AND DOCUMENTS
A. Survey of History
B. The International Law of Youth Rights as Promoted by or Related to The League of Nations System 1919-1942
C. The International Law of Youth Rights as Promoted by or Related to The United Nations System 1946-1994
C. 1. Resolutions on youth rights adopted by the General Assembly and Economic and Social Council of the United Nations: 1965–1993
C. 2 Resolutions on Youth rights adopted by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights and related meetings: 1969–1993
C. 3 Conventions and recommendations on Youth rights adopted by the General Conference of the International Labour Organization: 1946–1993
C. 4 Convention and resolutions on youth rights adopted by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization: 1960–1993
C. 5 Resolutions on youth rights adopted by special United Nations World Conferences: 1964–1993
C. 6 Resolutions on youth rights adopted by world youth conferences related to the United Nations system: 1964–1998
C. 7 Resolutions on youth rights adopted by the United Nations Regional Commissions
D. Action Towards a Comprehensive Global Framework on International Law of Youth Rights 1983-1998
E. Annex: Bibliography of the First Edition
PART II – LAW CURRENTLY IN FORCE
Editorial: International Law of Youth Rights – Sources and Challenges
A. Sources of the International Law of Youth Rights
A.1 Charter of the United Nations
A.2. Core Human Rights Treaty
A.3. General Comments by UN Treaty body system
A.4 Other Treaties
A.5 Regional Treaties
B. Soft Law Instruments of International Law of Youth Rights
B.1 General Assembly resolutions
B.2 ECOSOC resolutions
B.3 International Conferences linked to the UN

Readership

All law researchers and practitioners will find an up-to-date analysis of the state of the International Law of Youth Rights and an easy-to-use compilation of sources of law in this field.
The book aims as well to spark further the debate among legal, political and sociological researchers in the academic field, as well as support even stronger advocacy actions promoted by youth workers and young activists to further the rights of young people.