Advanced Introduction to Children’s Rights

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Advanced Introduction to Children’s Rights

9781789900293 Edward Elgar Publishing
Gamze Erdem Türkelli, Assistant Research Professor in International Law, Human Rights and Sustainable Development and Wouter Vandenhole, Full Professor of Human Rights Law. Both are in the Law and Development Research Group at the University of Antwerp, Belgium
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 78990 029 3 Extent: 168 pp
This Advanced Introduction offers a succinct yet comprehensive introduction to the multidisciplinary field of children’s rights. Inspired by the dilemma of difference in the discussion of children’s rights, chapters explore the equal rights that children share with adults as well as their differentiated and special rights.

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.

This Advanced Introduction offers a succinct yet comprehensive introduction to the multidisciplinary field of children’s rights. Inspired by the dilemma of difference in the discussion of children’s rights, chapters explore the equal rights that children share with adults as well as their differentiated and special rights.

Key Features:

• Accessible, conceptually-grounded exploration of the contemporary children''s rights debates
• Inclusive and multifaceted overview of children’s rights within the human rights paradigm
• Forward looking perspectives and discussion of the future of children’s rights

Approaching the topic of children’s rights firmly within the human rights paradigm, this Advanced Introduction will be a valuable companion for students and academics interested in children''s rights, human rights and international law. Legal scholars and policy-makers looking to gain insight into key areas in children''s rights will also find this book an interesting read.

Critical Acclaim
‘This book provides a short yet comprehensive introduction to the field of children’s rights. Blending a legal approach with contextual and theoretical contributions from other disciplines—including sociological and anthropological sciences—it delivers an analysis that is both unique and easily relatable. This book successfully provides an insightful overview of the different rights held by children, while integrating multidisciplinary and critical insights into its examination. It thus makes an excellent entry point for readers wishing to familiarize themselves with this topic and/or to deepen their knowledge of the field of children’s rights.’
– Lucie Margot Ducarre, International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family

‘This Advanced Introduction to Children''s Rights is thoroughly based on international human rights law, but it also offers a comprehensive view of the distinct approach of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. As such, it carefully delineates the equal, differentiated and special rights enumerated in the Convention. It will be an invaluable resource for general and specialised readers.’
– Dinah Shelton, The George Washington University Law School, US

‘This comprehensive and compelling overview of the nature and scope of States’ legal obligations towards children could not be more timely. Children continue to bear the brunt of some of the most devastating, sustained infringements of their rights as States grapple with the economic and political fallout of war, the climate crisis, mass displacement and a global pandemic. This book offers a crucial guide to the history and evolution of children’s rights law, and helps us navigate fundamental questions such as: how children and childhood are and should be defined; who bears ultimate responsibility for delivering on their rights; and the extent to which children’s rights should be prioritised over the rights of adults.’
– Helen Stalford, University of Liverpool, UK

‘Based on their extensive earlier work on children’s rights, Vandenhole and Erdem Türkelli provide a quick, yet authoritative and comprehensive, introduction to children’s rights. Their typology of children’s rights respectively as equal rights shared with adults, differentiated (and often enhanced) rights, and special (often protection) rights, works well for any reader and provides useful new insights.’
– Karin Arts, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Contents
Contents: 1. Introduction to children’s rights 2. Origins and development of children’s rights law 3. Children’s rights law and non-legal approaches to
children’s rights 4. Equal rights of children 5. Differentiated rights of children 6. Special rights of children 7. Future directions Bibliography Index
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