By Karen Worthington

Combining feminist criminal thought with overseas human rights innovations, this booklet examines the presence, participation and remedy of youngsters in various contexts. particularly, via evaluating felony advancements within the US with criminal advancements in nations the place the perspectives that kids are become independent from their households and in all probability short of nation safety are extra greatly authorized. The authors tackle the position of faith in shaping attitudes approximately parental rights within the US, with specific emphasis upon the fundamentalist trust in average strains of familial authority. Such ideals have provoked strong resistance within the US to human rights techniques that view the kid as an self reliant rights holder and the country as obligated to proved prone and protections which are exceedingly child-centred. Calling for a rebalancing of relationships in the US family members, to turn into extra in line with rising human rights norms, this assortment comprises either theoretical debates approximately and sensible ways to granting confident rights to young children.

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