ERIC Number: ED444684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Children's Rights: Collected Papers Presented at the International Interdisciplinary Course on Children's Rights (3rd, Ghent, Belgium, June 27-July 4, 1998). Ghent Papers on Children's Rights No. 3.
Verhellen, Eugeen, Ed.
Papers compiled in this third annual conference collection 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 the welcome addresses to the conference, the 52 papers cover a variety of relevant topics, including: (1) United Nations Decade for Human Rights; (2) the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; (3) the role of culture in children's rights; (4) children's rights and children's development; (5) children's political rights; (6) child advocacy; (7) the Non-Governmental Organizations and children's rights; (8) Childwatch International Research Network; (9) sociological perspectives on childhood; (10) children's social participation; (11) economic perspectives on childhood; (12) the World Bank and children's rights; (13) international human rights law; (14) UNESCO and children's rights education; (15) child labor; (16) adoption and children's rights; (17) UNICEF and child rights education; (18) children's rights and education; (19) the complementarity of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child; (20) regionalism as a concern for South and Southeast Asia; and (21) the United States' failure to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child. 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