ERIC Number: ED432395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Child Rights in Latin America: From "Irregular Situation" to Full Protection. Innocenti Essays No. 8.
Mendez, Emilio Garcia
Since the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child by all Latin American countries, many substantial national legislative reforms have been made that reflect the spirit and the letter of the new Convention. This series of essays documents the challenges faced by countries beginning the process of legislative reform, and maintains that this challenge concerns establishing a new culture as well as legislation and that it must be concerned with all children and adolescents without exception. The essays focus on experiences in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay and are titled as follows: (1) "Child Legislation in Latin America: Models and Trends"; (2) "Reforms of Child Policies in Latin America: The State, Non-Governmental Organizations and the Judiciary"; (3) "Child Control by Social and Penal Institutions"; and (4) "Child Rights in Brazil: Children and Violence." Contains 72 references. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, Florence (Italy). International Child Development Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Argentina; Brazil; Uruguay
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child