Children, Law and Justice: A South Asian Perspective

The Centres summary of the publication
"Even though all South Asian Countries have ratified the UN
Convention on the Rights of the Child, there is as yet little
awarness in the region of the importance of this Convention at
various levels - including policy planning, activism and legal reform
- in the on going effort to achieve children's rights. Thus argues
Savitri Goonesekere whose primary objective in this book is to
outline the options available for using the Convention to create a
legal system favourable to the realization of the rights of the child
in South Asia. The first chapters discuss the international legal
environment and the assumptions underlying South Asian
domestic legislation on children's rights, together with the
conceptial framework of the Convention. The core of the book
focuses on 'best interests' and examines such issues as
trafficking in children, the status of the girl child, adoption and
foster care, child prostitution an the child as victim of abuse and
Owner: Savitri Gooneskere


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