Children, Law and Justice: A South Asian Perspective

Innocenti Publications


  • Author(s)
    • Goonesekere, Savitri;
  • Publisher
    • Sage Publications, New Delhi; UNICEF ICDC, Florence
  • Date of Publication
    • 1997
  • Pages
    • 420
  • ISBN
    • 0-8039-9377-3
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 104U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English





Description

Even though all South Asian countries have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, there is as yet little awareness in the region of the importance of this Convention at various levels including policy planning, activism and legal reform in the on-going effort to achieve children’s rights. Thus argues Savitri Goonesekere, whose primary objective in this book is to outline the options available for using the Convention to create a legal system favourable to the realization of the rights of the child in South Asia. The first chapters discuss the international legal environment and the assumptions underlying South Asian domestic legislation on children’s rights, together with the conceptual framework of the Convention. The core of the book focuses on ‘best interests’ and examines such issues as trafficking in children, the status of the girl child, adoption and foster care, child prostitution, and the child as victim of abuse and violence.

Thematic area

Convention on the Rights of the Child   / 

Thesaurus

adoption   /  best interests of the child   /  child abuse   /  child prostitution   /  children's rights   /  convention on the rights of the child   /  foster care   /  girl child   /  implementation of the crc   /