Litigating the Rights of the Child

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Domestic and International Jurisprudence

  • Ton Liefaard
  • Jaap E. Doek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Ann Skelton
    Pages 13-30
  3. Enakshi Ganguly Thukral, Anant Kumar Asthana
    Pages 31-51
  4. Jane Williams
    Pages 53-69
  5. Bernardine Dohrn
    Pages 71-87
  6. Manuela Limbeek, Mariëlle Bruning
    Pages 89-104
  7. Wouter Vandenhole
    Pages 105-122
  8. Meda Couzens
    Pages 123-138
  9. Nevena Vučković Šahović, Ivana Savić
    Pages 139-156
  10. Kamel Filali
    Pages 157-175
  11. Alfred de Zayas
    Pages 177-191
  12. Ursula Kilkelly
    Pages 193-209
  13. Helen Stalford
    Pages 211-230

About this book


This book examines the impact of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on national and international jurisprudence, since its adoption in 1989. It offers state of the art knowledge on the functions, challenges and limitations of the CRC in domestic, regional and international children’s rights litigation. Litigating the Rights of the Child provides insight in the role of the CRC in domestic jurisprudence in ten countries from different parts of the world, with civil law, common law and Islamic law systems. In addition, it offers analyses of the jurisprudence of regional courts, in Europe and the Americas, and of human rights treaty bodies, including the Human Rights Committee, Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. This book presents a global and comparative picture on the use of the CRC in litigation and identifies emerging trends. This book serves as an important source of reference and inspiration for academics, students, legal professionals, including judges and lawyers, and (inter)national organisations working in the area of children’s rights.


Cases Relying on the CRC Child Law Convention on the Rights of the Child Juvenile Justice Developments Litigating the Rights of the Child United Nations Children children's rights children’s rights globally international child rights

Editors and affiliations

  • Ton Liefaard
    • 1
  • Jaap E. Doek
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Child LawLeiden Law School, Leiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of LawVU UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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