A commentary on the United nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

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Holzscheiter, Anna / Cantwell, Nigel— 2008

This Commentary is legal in nature and provides an article by article analysis of all substantive, organizational and procedural provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and its two optional Protocols. For every article, a comparison with related human rights provisions is made, followed by an in-depth exploration of the nature and scope of State obligations deriving from that article. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field of human rights. The commentary is widely needed by actors in the field of children’s rights, including academics, students, lawyers, judges, grass roots workers, governmental, non-governmental and international officers. A better understanding of the Convention’s provisions will further the realisation of children’s rights in all parts of the world. Format The Commentary will be published as a part-work, and when completed, aims to offer the subscriber the most comprehensive, in-depth and practical reference work currently available on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Each chapter will be produced as a separate fascicle consisting of (on average) 40 pages, and will follow a clear and standard layout; fascicles will be produced in paperback form, and will be published and sent to subscribers on a monthly basis from August 2005 onwards.

TitleA commentary on the United nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
AuthorHolzscheiter, Anna / Cantwell, Nigel
PublisherNijhoff
LocationLeiden (u.a.)
Date2008
IdentifierISBN-13: 978 90 04 14873 4 / ISBN-10: 90 04 14873 6 / ISSN: 1574-8626
Languageeng
TypeText

 


Reviews

'It is a well-timed initiative and the General Editors and publishers are to be congratulated on the commencement of a most significant project.'

Michael Freeman, The International Journal of Children's Rights, volume 14 (2006).

 

This Commentary is legal in nature and provides an article by article analysis of all substantive, organizational and procedural provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and its two optional Protocols.

For every article, a comparison with related human rights provisions is made, followed by an in-depth exploration of the nature and scope of State obligations deriving from that article. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field of human rights.

The commentary is widely needed by actors in the field of children’s rights, including academics, students, lawyers, judges, grass roots workers, governmental, non-governmental and international officers. A better understanding of the Convention’s provisions will further the realisation of children’s rights in all parts of the world.

 


Format

The Commentary will be published as a part-work, and when completed, aims to offer the subscriber the most comprehensive, in-depth and practical reference work currently available on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Each chapter will be produced as a separate fascicle consisting of (on average) 40 pages, and will follow a clear and standard layout; fascicles will be produced in paperback form, and will be published and sent to subscribers on a monthly basis from August 2005 onwards.