Rewriting Children's Rights Judgments

From Academic Vision to New Practice

Edited by: Helen Stalford, Kathryn Hollingsworth, Stephen Gilmore

Contributions by: Lady Hale

This important edited collection is the culmination of research undertaken by The Children's Rights Judgments Project, an initiative which involves academic experts revisiting an existing case law drawn from a range of legal sub-disciplines and jurisdictions, and redrafting the judgment from a children's rights perspective. The rewritten judgments shed light on the conceptual and practical challenges of securing children's rights within judicial decision-making and explore how developments in theory and practice can inform and (re)invigorate the legal protection of children's rights. Each judgment is accompanied by a commentary explaining the historical and legal context of the original case and the rationale underpinning the revised judgment, including: the particular children's rights perspective adopted; the extent to which it addresses the children's rights deficiencies evident in the original judgment; and the potential impact the alternative version might have had on law, policy or practice. Presented thematically, with contributions from leading scholars in the field, this innovative collection offers a truly new and unique perspective on children's rights. [Subject: Children's Rights, Children's Law, Family Law]

Publication Date: 11/2/2017
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781782259251