The Rights of the Child

Law and Practice

By Alistair MacDonald

This book deals comprehensively with the law and practice of children's rights within the domestic jurisdiction of the UK, facilitating the consistent application of these rights in day-to-day legal practice. The book contains chapters dealing with each of the key rights and their application within the UK's domestic courts, as guaranteed by European and international instruments such as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It provides a detailed reference text for legal practitioners dealing with and representing children and families in England and Wales, and it fully examines the relevant case-law and appends the key legal instruments. The contents examine a child's right to: life, survival, and development * participation * identity * family life * private life * freedom of thought, conscience, and religion * freedom of expression * freedom of association, peaceful assembly, and movement * education * liberty and security of the person * freedom from harmful treatment * fair and equal treatment under the law.

1232 pages

Publication Date: 4/30/2011
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781846612107