This book provides an exciting and comprehensive look at the main themes—legal and political—affecting international children's rights today. Designed for use in undergraduate, graduate, and law school settings, it is divided into seven major topics: the role of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, child labor, children in the global sex industry, children without parental care, children and punishment, children and armed conflict, and, finally, children's rights as interpreted and applied in regional human rights systems.
Sara Dillon has brought together a wide variety of writings so that students will understand the underlying controversies relating to each unit. These include academic articles, United Nations reports, evidence provided by non-governmental organizations, and material from many other sources. Introductory sections and notes and questions frame the readings, and facilitate use of the book as a teaching tool.
The book is accompanied by a CD containing additional cases, articles, UN documents, etc.
“One must heartily welcome this long overdue addition to the human rights literature. The author offers a prominent first-edition casebook, which should satisfy any professor in search of comprehensive coverage of the subject on the rights of children. She covers the labyrinth of legal instruments that are the focal points of this important basket of human rights—as well as the flaws and contradictions inherent in this particular field. The practical blends of cases, commentaries (e.g., law review excerpts), and author's notes and questions have all combined to robustly launch this leading textbook in the field.”
If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.