The Rights of the Child: Law and Practice
This new title is the first dedicated practitioners' text to deal comprehensively with the rights of the child in the context of day-to-day practice within domestic jurisdiction.
It enumerates and discusses the law and practice of children's rights, with a view to facilitating the greater articulation and consistent application of these rights in day-to-day legal practice. The book contains chapters dealing with each of the key rights and their application within the domestic courts, as guaranteed by European and International instruments such as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Rights of the Child: Law and Practice provides a detailed reference text for legal practitioners dealing with and representing children and families in England and Wales. It examines fully the relevant case-law and appends the key legal instruments.
This is essential reading for all child law practitioners including barristers, solicitors, social workers, CAFCASS officers, probation officers and the Youth Offending Service, local authorities, law students and academics.
Table of contents
•Foreword by Lady Hale
•Legal Frameworks and Institutions
•Domestic Application and Enforcement
•The Child's Right to Life, Survival and Development
•The Child's Right to Participate
•The Child's Right to Identity
•The Child's Right to Family Life
•The Child's Right to Private Life
•The Child's Right to Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion
•The Child's Right to Freedom of Expression
•The Child's Right to Freedom of Association, Peaceful Assembly and Movement
•The Child's Right to Education
•The Child's Right to Liberty and Security of the Person
•The Child's Right to Freedom from Harmful Treatment
•The Child's Right to Fair and Equal Treatment under the Law
•Appendices: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Human Rights Act 1998