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The constitutional rights of children


The significant difference between modernity and past eras is that modernity emphasises choice and autonomy and the past relied upon fate. The author enquires both into the effectiveness of constitutions in seeking to protect the autonomous rights of children and whether a global culture of children's constitutional rights is beginning to develop. Children's civil and political constitutional rights are analysed as well as their economic, social and cultural constitutional rights, as it is the poorest children, who many unthinkingly dismiss as being beyond the scope of justiciability and the courts. Article published in Amicus Curiae - Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies. The Journal is produced by the Society for Advanced Legal Studies at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.

Van Bueren, Geraldine (2003) The constitutional rights of children. Amicus Curiae, 2003 (46). pp. 27-32. ISSN 1461-2097


Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Citation: Amicus Curiae, Issue 46 March/April 2003 pp.27-32.
Subjects:Human Rights & Development Studies
Law
Keywords:United Kingdom, Child law, constitutional law
Divisions:Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Collections:Amicus Curiae
Deposited By:Repository Administrator
Date Deposited:08 Oct 2010 11:30
Last Modified:10 Aug 2011 08:41
ItemID:147
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