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Rights of the Child

25 Years After the Adoption of the UN Convention

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  • Examines children’s rights over 25 years in a critical yet uncontroversial way

  • Explores the progress of that of the UN Convention as part of an ongoing process

  • Is a long-awaited follow up to The Next Generation: Lives of Third World Children published in 1989

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research (CHIR, volume 11)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    • Brian Milne
    Pages 1-13
  3. Signed, Ratified but Not Understood

    • Brian Milne
    Pages 15-30
  4. Signed, Ratified but Not Implemented

    • Brian Milne
    Pages 31-47
  5. Hijacked Agendas

    • Brian Milne
    Pages 69-86
  6. Meaningless Phrases

    • Brian Milne
    Pages 87-105
  7. Childhoods Past

    • Brian Milne
    Pages 121-144
  8. Are Children’s Rights Worth Pursuing?

    • Brian Milne
    Pages 145-161
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 163-225

About this book

This work reviews the progress of children’s rights 25 years since the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It studies the progress of that human rights instrument as part of an ongoing process. It examines how recent past, present and future generations will benefit or suffer as part of the process in which outcomes cannot be predicted. It does not project into the future. Its emphasis is on a review of the period after 1989 and it comments on what has happened and offering guidance on how children's rights might progress.

The book presents a realistic but not always critical review of two and a half decades of intensive activity in the field of children’s rights worldwide. It includes both failures and examples of good practice and positive experiences. It offers a review of progress and lack of progress in child rights and welfare in the twelve countries used as case studies in its predecessor, The Next Generation. Finally, the volume considers the impact of current geopolitical and economic realities on children’s rights in the early years of the twenty-first century. The book is a tribute to Judith Ennew and pays homage to all of the people who have contributed so much to children’s rights over the years and wishes to encourage others to take up the cause.

Keywords

  • Are children’s rights worth pursuing
  • Changing Generations
  • Childhoods past
  • Children’s rights
  • Progress of children’s rights 25 years
  • Progress of that human rights instrument
  • Recent past, present and future generations
  • UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • childhood studies

Authors and Affiliations

  • Le Brande, Calès, France

    Brian Milne

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 99.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-18784-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)