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Capacity, claims and children's rights

Cowden, Mhairi


Children are often denied rights on the basis of their incompetence. A theory of rights for children is essential for consideration of the child's political status, yet the debate surrounding children's rights has been characterised by the divisive concept of capacity typified in the two leading rights theory, Interest Theory and Will Theory. This article will provide a thorough analysis of the relationship between capacity, competence and rights. Although Interest Theory has successfully dealt...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Contemporary Political Theory
DOI: 10.1057/cpt.2011.43


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