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Do children have rights : five theoretical reflections on children's rights

Cowden, Mhairi Catherine


The existence of children's rights in law does not resolve the question as to whether children have rights in reality. In 1973 Hillary Rodham Clinton claimed that children's rights were a 'slogan in search of a definition'. Since then many advances have been made in children's rights: the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted in 1989 and many countries have introduced national legislation protecting the rights of children. Despite these advances the rights of children...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d514c24068c1
Access Rights: Open Access


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