Incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into National Law

This book presents a rich and detailed analysis of the incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It combines individual contributions that address the experience of legal incorporation in countries around the world, written by individual country experts, with comparative analysis of the international landscape from the world’s leading authorities on children’s rights incorporation.
Editor(s):
Ursula Kilkelly, Laura Lundy, Bronagh Byrne
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June 2021 | xvi + 366 pp.

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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) requires States Parties to take all appropriate measures to implement the rights in the Convention. As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Convention’s adoption, focus has shifted onto the measures being taken at national level to give effect to children’s rights with specific reference to legal incorporation both direct and indirect. The way in which the CRC is given legal effect is highly contingent upon the constitutional and legal systems of individual countries and can best be understood by those writing from the specific national context.

So this books combines individual contributions that address the experience of legal incorporation in selected countries by their national experts, with comparative analysis of the international landscape from the world’s leading authorities on legal implementation of the CRC. The result is an up-to-date, comparative and international analysis of the progress made around the world to incorporate the CRC, in the first comprehensive and analytical presentation of these issues.

Incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into National Law is a rich resource central to the work of every lawyer with an interest in the CRC or the incorporation of international legal instruments.
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PROFESSOR URSULA KILKELLY is Professor of Law at the School of Law, University College Cork, Ireland, with particular expertise in the legal implementation of children’s rights. Her work spans multiple monographs and co-edited collections and over 100 publications on children’s rights issues ranging from healthcare to youth justice.

PROFESSOR LAURA LUNDY is Professor of Children’s Rights and Co-Director of the Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s University Belfast. She is the leading authority on child participation, recognised by a Queen’s University Vice Chancellor award for Research Impact in 2019. She is the author of dozens of peer reviewed publications on the implementation of children’s rights.

DR BRONAGH BYRNE is Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work Co-Director of the Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s University Belfast. He has particular expertise in the application of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the rights of children and young people with disabilities.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents and Preliminary Pages (p. 0)

Ursula Kilkelly, Laura Lundy, Bronagh Byrne

Introduction (p. 1)

Ursula Kilkelly, Laura Lundy, Bronagh Byrne

PART I. FIRST STAGE OF THE INCORPORATION JOURNEY

Incorporating the CRC in Australia (p. 11)

Incorporating the CRC in China (p. 47)

PART II. SECOND STAGE OF THE INCORPORATION JOURNEY

Incorporating the CRC in New Zealand (p. 73)

Incorporating the CRC in Wales (p. 99)

Incorporating the CRC and its Optional Protocols in the United States (p. 123)

PART III. THIRD STAGE OF THE INCORPORATION JOURNEY

Incorporating the CRC in South Africa (p. 147)

Incorporating the CRC in Ireland (p. 177)

PART IV. FOURTH STAGE OF THE INCORPORATION JOURNEY

Incorporating the CRC in Sweden (p. 205)

Incorporating the CRC in Norway (p. 231)

Incorporating the CRC in Mexico (p. 261)

Incorporating the CRC in Iceland (p. 281)

Incorporating the CRC in Scotland (p. 303)

The Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Thematic Analysis of the Incorporation Journey (p. 333)

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