Protecting the World's Children
Impact of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Diverse Legal Systems
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Protecting the World's Children by UNICEF
Book DescriptionThe book contains four studies that compare experiences from countries with similar legal traditions and examine how the Convention on the Rights of the Child has been integrated and harmonized with national legislation in specific countries. The book demonstrates how the CRC can be implemented in different country contexts in an effort to achieve children's rights uniformly across widely divergent legal traditions. It highlights key developments, identifies trends, and draws general conclusions that provide insight into the legal traditions at issue for advocacy in relationship to the implementation of the CRC, as well as to encourage practical actions. The book proposes a framework for enhancing compatibility of national legislation with human rights instruments and with the CRC in particular. The book endeavors to emphasize the CRC's ideology of indivisibility of rights, solidarity, and partnership in realizing children's rights. The book is a powerful advocacy tool for supporting the implementation of the CRC and Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521732918
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 9-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author UNICEF
Protecting the World's Children, Hardback (September 2007)
The book contains four studies that consider the challenges of implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child in different legal traditions or systems.
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Author Biography - UNICEF
Since 1946, UNICEF has been a driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF works in 192 countries through country programs and national committees. UNICEF upholds the Convention on the Rights of the Child and works for Millennium Development Goals and for the progress promised in the United Nations Charter.
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