Special Issue "Children’s Rights and Family Law"
A special issue of Laws (ISSN 2075-471X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2016)
This Special Issue of Laws focuses on key issues in children’s rights and family law in the 21st century and, more than 25 years after the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRoC), asks question about the future of children’s rights. Papers in this Special Issue will, among other topics, address the following questions: Given that family law now recognizes many pathways to parenthood—what impact does this have on the rights of the child – to family life; to know her/his parents? What rights does a child have in the context of assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy—how do these technologies impact the child’s right to identity, including knowledge of genetic make up? When children’s voices are generally absent from family law proceedings, how can we give effect to the child’s right to participation? How are the rights of refugee children impacted by asylum processes? The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities explicitly recognizes that rights in that Convention extend to children with disabilities—how does this impact the right to respect for home and family?
Prof. Lee Ann Basser
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- children’s rights;
- family law;
- child abuse;
- sexual identity;
- right to health;
- child welfare and child protection;