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Children's Rights

Nolan, Aoife


Professor of International Human Rights Law


Daniel Moeckli

Sandesh Sivakumaran

David Harris


The last 30 years have seen the emergence of children as a discrete—and increasing—focus of international human rights law attention. Centring on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the work of its treaty-monitoring body, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, this chapter addresses the key sources, developments, standards, and debates regarding international children’s rights law. In tackling questions related to CRC rights, obligations, duty-bearers, jurisdiction, and limitations, the chapter makes clear the strengths and weaknesses of both the CRC and the enforcement mechanisms associated with that treaty. The chapter provides an in-depth discussion of the past record and future prospects of the CRC in terms of responding meaningfully to the diverse challenges faced
by children.


Nolan, A. (2022). Children's Rights. In D. Moeckli, S. Shah, S. Sivakumaran, & D. Harris (Eds.), International Human Rights Law (339-358). (Fourth Edition). Oxford University Press (OUP)

Publication Date Jun 1, 2022
Deposit Date Jan 24, 2023
Publisher Oxford University Press (OUP)
Pages 339-358
Edition Fourth Edition
Book Title International Human Rights Law
Chapter Number 17
ISBN 9780198860112
Keywords child rights, children's rights, UNCRC, obligations, limitations, jurisdiction, duty-bearers, Convention on the Rights of the Child
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