The Case for the Child: Towards A New Agenda
In this groundbreaking book, legal scholars and social scientists join forces to explore a most important issue: why the basic rights of children - to belong to a family, and to be properly protected, clothed, and fed - are so difficult to implement. The essays indicate that many first world countries have put in place the necessary legislation, but that, in practice, the rights of children are often brushed aside. In the rest of the world where the legal foundations of children's rights are still missing - especially in unstable industrial economies - the rights of children are inevitably neglected or abused. Children are being forced to work at an early age, while, at the same time, suffering from hunger and deprivation. This rich and varied collection applies important insights to the field of human rights.
Publication Date: 3/13/2008