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Children's rights : from philosophy to public policy

Author: Mhairi Cowden
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Despite the existence of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child there is still a debate about whether children can really hold rights. This book presents a clear theory of children's rights by examining controversial case studies. Understanding why children have rights presents a pathway to translating rights into practical social and political instruments for change"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mhairi Cowden
ISBN: 9781137492272 1137492279
OCLC Number: 933335366
Description: xii, 224 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
What is special about children? --
Why children do not hold rights --
Capacity and competence --
Why children have rights --
A right to develop --
A right to know --
A right to medical decision making --
A right to be loved --
A future for children's rights --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Mhairi Cowden.

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