The International Law on the Right of the Child to Survival and Development

By Khadeija Elsheikh Mahgoub

This comprehensive and in-depth study on the understanding and interpretation of a child's right to survival and development provides a compact assessment of Article 6(2) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in light of its drafting history, the reports of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, and other relevant sources appropriate to the discipline of international human rights law. The book analyzes the travaux preparatoires of the CRC and the academic work of some of its drafters. It includes an interview with one of the drafters and explores the literature of the Committee on the Rights of the Child with respect to Article 6(2) and how its understanding and interpretations of this Article have developed over time. The book also examines the weaknesses and strengths in relation to the observations it has made, and it explores the legal effects of the Committee's classifications making suggestions for others as well. Importantly, it discusses the relationship between the right of the child to survival and development and his/her dignity, and it provides an understanding of the child's physical, mental, spiritual, moral, and cognitive development. In addition, the book discusses various State obligations aimed at the enjoyment of the right to survival and development. The book explains the connection between the right to development and the economic and social rights of the child on the one hand, and the right of the child to survival and development on the other hand. Moreover, it introduces the concept of comprehensiveness and individuality of the right of the child, and it fundamentally argues that there is still more to add to the understanding and interpretations of Article 6(2) of the CRC. [Subject: International Law, Human Rights Law, Children's Law]

Publication Date: 1/1/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780682334