The Convention on the Rights of the Child: International Law by A. Glenn C. Mower

By A. Glenn C. Mower

Based on respectable files and reviews, suitable secondary assets, and observations of contributors of the Convention's implementary organ, The conference at the Rights of the Child describes and evaluates the 1st overseas human rights treaty to deal in particular with the rights and freedoms of the child.

Mower bargains first with the importance, starting place, and improvement of the conference at the Rights of the kid, then describes and analyzes its substantative content material, strategies, and mechanisms for the Convention's implementation. He concludes with an exam of the criteria which are probably to figure out the speed of growth towards the belief of the convention's goals.

Based on professional documents, suitable secondary resources, and observations of contributors of the Convention's implementary organ, the publication can be of substantial use to students and researchers within the fields of human rights and kid's welfare.

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1-3. 9. The discussion here of the role of NGOs is based on Nigel Cantwell, "Nongovernmental Organizations and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child," Bulletin of Human Rights 91(2) (1992): 6-24; Cohen, "The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations," pp. 139-43; Christopher P. Gilkerson, "Introduction to Children's Rights Symposium," Human Rights Quarterly 12(1) (February 1990): 96; Miljeteig-Olssen, "Advocacy of Children's Rights," pp. 151, 152. 10. These advantages and benefits of the drafting process were noted by Miljeteig-Olssen, "Advocacy of Children's Rights," pp.

Numerous articles place states parties under an obligation to protect the child from specific forms of abuse and exploitation. " In order to implement these provisions, states parties 44 THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD commit themselves to provide a minimum age or ages for employment, appropriate regulation of hours and conditions, and appropriate penalties or other sanctions to ensure the effective enforcement of the present article. " For these purposes, states parties undertake to take "all appropriate measures" to prevent the inducement or coercion of a child to engage in any unlawful sexual activity, the exploitative use of children in prostitution or other unlawful sexual activity, and the exploitative use of children in pornographic performances and materials.

A negative answer to this question is prompted by the presence within the convention of provisions whose terms are sufficiently vague as to lend themselves to various interpretations when applied to specific situations. " Article 10 has an equally broad definition of a party's obligation in the use of the terms "positive, humane and expeditious" to describe the manner in which it is to deal with an application by a child or his or her parents to enter or leave this party's country for the purpose of family reunification.

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