ERIC Number: EJ941802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
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Interrogating the Concentration on the UNCRC Instead of the ECHR in the Development of Children's Rights in England?
Lyon, Christina M.
Children & Society, v21 n2 p147-153 Mar 2007
This review seeks to question the marked concentration in the work of both government and non-governmental agencies on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which is not part of the law in England, as contrasted with the relative absence of reference to the European Convention on Human Rights, which has, since 2 October 2000, been a part of English law through the implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998. The concentration on the UNCRC both in speeches (Hughes) and guidance emanating from government departments and agencies Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service, Department for Education and Skills, and non-governmental agencies (UNICEF UK) is noteworthy but raises critical questions as to why equal attention is not focused on the European Convention of Human Rights.
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Childrens Rights, Child Health, Foreign Countries, Public Agencies, Nongovernmental Organizations, Civil Rights, Federal Legislation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England)