ERIC Number: ED444681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Children's Rights: Collected Papers Presented at the International Interdisciplinary Course on Children's Rights (2nd, Ghent, Belgium, June 28-July 5, 1997). Ghent Papers on Children's Rights No. 2.
Verhellen, Eugeen, Ed.
Papers collected in this second annual conference proceedings deal in particular with views and theories on children's rights and provide extensive information on background, motivation, strategies, and main trends in the field of children's rights. Following welcome addresses to the conference, the 53 articles cover a variety of relevant topics, including the following: (1) the United Nations (U.N.) Decade for Human Rights Education; (2) children's rights and modern culture; (3) the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child; (4) the history of childhood and youth; (5) cross-national research on children's rights; (6) the Children's Defense Fund; (7) how to monitor children's rights more accurately; (8) networking with the nongovernmental organization community; (9) children and political participation; (10) children's city councils; (11) statistics on childhood; (12) the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Children; (13) balancing traditional values and cultural plurality as they pertain to children's rights; (14) implementation of United Nations Juvenile Justice instruments; (15) UNICEF and children's rights; (16) refugee children and adolescents; (17) action against child labor; (18) children's rights in Asia; (19) the inter-American system for the protection of human rights; (20) implications of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child for schools; and (21) UNESCO and children's rights education. Most of the papers contain references. (HTH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Advocacy, Child Welfare, Children, Childrens Rights, Compliance (Legal), Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, International Law, Nongovernmental Organizations, Well Being
University of Ghent, Children's Rights Centre, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium; Tel: 09-264-62-81; Fax: 09-264-64-93 ($75, plus $15 postage).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ghent Univ. (Belgium). Children's Rights Centre.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child