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The standard of the best interests of the child : a western tradition in international and comparative law

Author: Claire Breen
Publisher: The Hague ; London : Nijhoff, ©2002.
Series: International studies in human rights, v. 72.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text examines the application of the standard of the best interests of the child in the context of international law. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child recognises the best  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Breen
ISBN: 9041118519 9789041118516
OCLC Number: 50252093
Notes: Author is a lecturer in law at University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Description: xii, 321 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. I. Introduction to the Standard of the Best Interests of the Child as a Tradition --
Tradition, Law, and Society --
Reinterpreting the Standard of the Best Interests of the Child: The Reconstruction of a Tradition --
Ch. II. Traditions of the Western Child: The Social and Legal Constructions of Innocence and the Standard of the Best Interests of the Child --
The Evolution of the Child as Innocent in Western Society --
The Standard of the Best Interests of the Child: A Twentieth Century Tradition? --
Rebutting the Standard of the Best Interests of the Child --
The Identification of Alternative Traditions --
The Best Interests of the Child and the Rights of the Child --
A Conflict of Traditions? --
The Best Interests Standard in International Law --
Ch. III. Genital Impairment of the Girl-Child: Female Genital Mutilation within the Framework of the Best Interests of the Western Child --
Genital Impairment of the Girl-Child: The Character and Consequences of the Practice of Tradition --
Genital Impairment of the Girl-Child within the Framework of Women's Rights --
A Tradition of Female Empowerment or Female Impairment? --
Genital Impairment of the Girl-Child and Feminist Theory: Traditions of Impairment and Empowerment --
Genital Impairment of the Girl-Child: Self-Determination or Subjugation? --
The 'Right' Perspective --
From Female Genital Mutilation to Genital Impairment of the Girl-Child --
Ch. IV. Non-Interventionism, Parental Rights, and the Best Interests of the Child: Traditions Governing Child Protection Discourse in Ireland --
Conflicting Traditions: The Standard of the Best Interests of the Child within the Irish Legal Framework --
Child Care in Ireland: A Historical Tradition of Non-Interventionism --
Best Interests and Child Protection within a Non-Interventionist Paradigm --
The Emergence of a Discourse of Child Abuse and Neglect in Ireland: A Catalyst for Change? --
Best Interests in the Irish Constitution: Incorporating a New Tradition of a Child-Centred Discourse --
Ch. V. Death Row Kids and Philosopher-Kings: The Best Interests Standard and the Constitutionality of the Juvenile Death Penalty in the United States --
The Tradition of Juvenile Justice in the United States: A Legal Response to a Social Problem --
Juvenile Justice Waiver Provisions: Circumscribing the Tradition of Best Interests --
Constitutional Interpretation of the Juvenile Death Penalty --
'Cruel and Unusual Punishment' or Merely 'Just Deserts'? --
Death Row Kids and Philosopher-Kings: Traditions of Philosophy or of Politics? --
Ch. VI. The Emerging Tradition of the Best Interests of the Child in the European Convention on Human Rights --
The European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms --
The Right to Respect for Family Life: A Weave of Traditions --
Traditions in the Jurisprudence of Article 8: Subsidiarity, Interventionism, and the Best Interests of the Child --
The Standard of the Best Interests of the Child Beyond Article 8.
Series Title: International studies in human rights, v. 72.
Responsibility: by Claire Breen.

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