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Children's rights and the developing law

Author: Jane Fortin
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: Law in context.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This text considers the developing law in England and Wales as it applies to the burgeoning and confusing subject of the rights of children. It examines the extent to which the emerging legal principles can be harnessed to fulfil those rights.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Fortin
ISBN: 0521606489 9780521606486
OCLC Number: 145734173
Description: 1, 663 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface; Part I. Theoretical Perspectives and International Sources: 1. Theoretical perspectives; 2. International children's rights; Part II. Promoting Consultation and Decision-Making: 3. Adolescent decision-making, Gillick and parents; 4. Child runaways, emancipation and rights to support; 5. Adolescent decision-making and health care; 6. Promoting consultation and decision-making in schools; 7. Children in court - rights to representation; 8. Children in court - instructing their own solicitors; 9. Children in court - their wishes and feelings; Part III. Children's Rights and Parents' Powers: 10. Children's rights versus family privacy - corporal punishment and financial support; 11. Parents' decisions and children's health rights; 12. Educational rights for children with disabilities; 13. A child's right to know her parents - the significance of the blood tie; 14. A child's right to know and be brought up by her parents; Part IV. Children's Rights to Protection: 15. An abused child's right to state protection; 16. Right to protection in state care and to state accountability; 17. The right of abused children to protection by the criminal law; 18. Protecting the rights of juvenile offenders; Part V. Conclusion: 19. Themes and the way ahead.
Series Title: Law in context.
Responsibility: Jane Fortin.

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