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What's love got to do with it? Why a child does not have a right to be loved

Cowden, Mhairi


It is often stated in international and domestic legal documents that children have a right to be loved. Yet there is very little explanation of why this right exists or what it entails. Matthew Liao has recently sought to provide such an explanation by arguing that children have a right to be loved as a human right. I will examine Liaos explanation and in turn argue that children do not have a right to be loved. The first part of the paper will be concerned with showing that Liao cannot...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy
DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2011.572426


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