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Description - Adoption Law and Human Rights by Kerry O'Halloran

In recent decades, there have been many changes to adoption law and practice, such as a sharp decline in the voluntary relinquishment of children, an increase in the number consigned to public care, and an abrupt decrease in those made available on an intercountry basis. Additionally, human rights are becoming more prominent, particularly in relation to issues such as: non-consensual adoption; the ethics of intercountry adoption; the eligibility of LGBT adopters; the impact of commercial surrogacy; and the sometimes conflicting rights of birth parents and adoptees when accessing agency birth records.

In this book, O'Halloran presents a comparative analysis of the interaction between adoption law and human rights in common law (England and the US), civil law (France and Germany), and Asiatic traditions (Japan and China), while also developing a matrix of legal functions to assist in identifying and analysing areas of tension between human rights and adoption.

This book is intended for a lawyer readership, whether professional, student or academic: researchers and postgraduate students in subjects such as social work, social policy and politics may also find it helpful.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138121072
ISBN-10: 113812107X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Mar-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kerry O'Halloran

Kerry O'Halloran is an academic with extensive adoption experience, due to having worked as both a social worker and a lawyer. He has also served for 11 years on a UK adoption panel, and has contributed quarterly for the past 17 years to the BAAF Adoption & Fostering journal.

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