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International Human Rights of Children

Comprehensive, scholarly compilation of legal studies of substantive and procedural children’s rights, breaking new ground by analysing a wide range of international children's rights issues.

The book International Human Rights of Children (edited by Prof. Dr. Ursula Kilkelly and Prof. Dr. Ton Liefaard) 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. The various authors involved represent different parts of the world and different generations of scholars. The book is targeted at academics, legal and other professionals, and advanced students. It was developed in cooperation with the Stahili Foundation.

Staff of the Department of Child Law of Leiden University have contributed greatly to the book. Prof. Jaap Doek wrote an introduction to the human rights of children. Prof. Dr. Julia Sloth-Nielsen contributed with a chapter on the implementation and monitoring of children’s rights. Dr. Stephanie Rap co-wrote the chapter on children’s participation in the justice system and Prof. Dr. Ton Liefaard wrote on the deprivation of liberty of children and co-wrote the concluding chapter on the dynamics of international children’s rights law as relatively young area of law.

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