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.
"a new title that family law practitioners have no doubt been waiting for....the book's practical approach is reflected in the logical structure in which its detailed and meticulously footnoted content is laid out....this book should be added to the library of all UK family law practitioners as a matter of urgency" Phillip Taylor MBE
"refreshing to find a publication that unashamedly promotes children's rights in both the civil and criminal courts of England and Wales...offering in-depth analysis of the law on children's rights in a wide range of legal fields. These include aspects of family law, crime, mental health, immigration and asylum and educational law...impressive reference book that will be of significant assistance to practitioners faced with specific legal challenges, along with academics with an interest in the field" Sharon Dyche, children's guardian
Table of contents
• Foreword by Lady Hale
• Legal Frameworks and Institutions
• Domestic Application and Enforcement
• Overarching Principles
• 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