Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction, Implementation, and Enforcement

  3. Core Children’s Rights Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Kirsten Sandberg
      Pages 187-213
    3. Aoife Nolan
      Pages 239-258
    4. Laura Lundy, Patricia O’Lynn
      Pages 259-276
    5. John Tobin
      Pages 277-298
    6. Aoife Daly, Stephanie Rap
      Pages 299-319
    7. Ton Liefaard
      Pages 321-357
    8. Usang Maria Assim
      Pages 389-417
  4. Contemporary and Emerging Themes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-419
    2. Eva Lievens, Sonia Livingstone, Sharon McLaughlin, Brian O’Neill, Valerie Verdoodt
      Pages 487-513
    3. Cécile Aptel
      Pages 515-536
    4. Thoko Kaime
      Pages 563-585
    5. Nicolás Espejo-Yaksic
      Pages 587-616
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 629-681

About this book


This book explores the meaning and implementation of international children’s rights law, as laid down in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and related international and regional human rights instruments. It considers the application of international children’s rights at the national level and addresses key procedural and institutional matters concerning children’s rights implementation, including monitoring, complaints mechanisms, effective remedies, advocacy and international agenda-setting. The book breaks new ground by analysing a wide range of international children’s rights issues from a legal perspective. It incorporates a comparative perspective on children’s rights law at the international, regional and domestic level and contains information on evidence-based strategies towards the implementation and enforcement of international children’s rights law.

The book is targeted at academics, legal and other professionals, and advanced students. It analyses children’s rights law in the following areas: implementation and enforcement; advocacy and standard setting; complaints and remedies; the child and the family; adoption; alternative care; protection from violence; civil rights of the child; economic, social and cultural rights; education; health; migration and refugees; children and the justice system; children with disabilities; deprivation of liberty; children’s rights and digital technologies; war and disaster; sustainable development goals and further contemporary issues.


international children’s rights United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child UNCRC human rights child law youth justice European Convention on Human Rights family law child-friendly justice child protection child abuse domestic servitude bonded labor child trafficking child slavery child soldiers female infanticide arranged marriage forced marriage

Editors and affiliations

  • Ursula Kilkelly
    • 1
  • Ton Liefaard
    • 2
  1. 1.School of LawUniversity College CorkCorkIreland
  2. 2.Leiden Law SchoolLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4183-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4184-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2523-8841
  • Series Online ISSN 2523-885X
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