Governance and the Rights of Children: Policy, implementation and monitoring

Innocenti Working Papers 2012-11


Governance and the Rights of Children: Policy, implementation and monitoring
  • Author(s)
    • Peters, B. Guy;
  • Date of Publication
    • 2012
  • Pages
    • 31
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 659U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English





Description

Ensuring the proper functioning of public institutions is integral to good governance, yet ensuring and monitoring the requirements of human rights instruments is difficult and measurement of children’s rights even more so. This paper explores some of the factors which impede and promote public sector responsibilities towards children. The purpose of this analysis is to seek methods of assessing the performance of governments in their roles as protectors of the rights of children according to their international commitments. The multiplicity of actors involved in the process is described and the related problems for cooperation and effective implementation considered.

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Thematic area

Child Protection   /  Convention on the Rights of the Child   /  Rights of the Child   / 

Thesaurus

child legislation   /  civil society   /  convention on the rights of the child   /  evaluation   /  governance   /  government policy   /  implementation of the crc   /  monitoring   /  ngo   /