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Gerison Lansdown

Gerison Lansdown

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Children that are living without parents should be given a special support. Governments should do as much as possible to avoid sending children to orphanages. (Eastern Europe)
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‘What are the laws put forth by the government for those stopping us to peacefully associate ourselves in public and community places?’ (Africa)
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‘Existence of laws such as anti-discrimination law would protect children with disabilities from discrimination. Some children with disabilities have been abused by other people.’ (Asia-Pacific)
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‘Government should help provide housing and clothing facilities to the children that will help us realise our potentials.’ (Africa)
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‘The Ministry of Education organises trainings for teachers, to educate them how to treat children. Teachers should have exams about that.’ (Africa)
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‘All youth protection services should be free.’ (Western Europe/Other)
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‘For me when a child is adopted, he should be able to know what his past is like, who his parents are, etc. And you can’t adopt a child without his consent.’ ( Eastern Europe )
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‘Governments can help, support families, plan visits by social workers. Have a closer follow-up. Children should participate in specific projects (with the presence of parents).’ ( Western Europe/Other )
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‘This kind of activities, like the one that we are doing right now, should happen more in our schools. To make us overcome stereotypes. To be closer to each other and become better friends.’ (Western Europe/Other)
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Government should create guidelines in schools to teach the students about the boundaries of their freedom of speech to prevent racist/sexist/harmful comments. (Asia-Pacific)
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‘I would tell him to fix the lower income places where these schools are … because some of the schools the cafeteria do not serve proper food for the children at lunch time and stuff.’ (Latin America/Caribbean)
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While all international human rights treaties apply to children, only the Convention explicitly elaborates who is defined as a child. Article 1 defines the child as a human being who is below the age of 18 years. Majority is set at age 18 unless, under domestic law, it is attained earlier. During the negotiations of the text of the Convention, ther...
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‘Government should provide birth certificates and medical reports to let the children know where they came from.’ (Asia-Pacific)
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‘More in-depth screening process for foster parents to ensure the housing placement will be safe before the follow-up.’ ( Western Europe/Other )
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‘Governments should advertise more about children rights as well as make regular check-ups on homes and workplaces to ensure children are not doing child labour or unfairly paid.’ (Latin America/Caribbean).
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‘There should be strong laws against child abduction and trafficking made by the government to protect the interest of children.’ (Africa).
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‘Informing students of reliable sources/websites; and how to critique news.’ ( Western Europe/Other )
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‘We have to make sure that school establishment organise artistic and cultural competition.’ (Africa)
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These two articles place obligations on States Parties regarding dissemination of information about the Convention. Article 42 demands that both adults and children must be informed about the rights in the Convention and its protocols. Rights holders must have knowledge of their rights and knowledge of how to exercise them if those rights are to be...
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‘Children have to be educated on the dangers of armed conflict. A law has to be there that would protect children from participating in armed conflict.’ (Africa).
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‘Youth parliament or similar institutions representing all groups of children of the society and different ages should operate throughout the year and express their opinion to Ministers on all relevant draft laws. The same should happen with local authorities and all public agencies.’ (Eastern Europe)
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This open access book presents a discussion on human rights-based attributes for each article pertinent to the substantive rights of children, as defined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). It provides the reader with a unique and clear overview of the scope and core content of the articles, together with an analysi...
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This paper examines the inter-relationship between the rights to protection and to participation that are embodied in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Considerable investment has been made over the past 30 years, from local to global levels, in listening to children, affording them opportunity to speak out and to hold adults to account...
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Global challenges to children’s health are rooted in social and environmental determinants. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) articulates the rights required to address these civil-political, social, economic and cultural determinants of child well-being. The principles of child rights—universality, interdependence and accountabili...
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This article provides an overview of the relevance and import of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to child health practice and pediatric bioethics. We discuss the four general principles of the CRC that apply to the implementation of all rights contained in the document, the right to health articulated in Article 24, and the imp...
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This article offers a child rights theory in pediatric bioethics, applying the principles, standards, and norms of child rights, health equity, and social justice to medical and ethical decision-making. We argue that a child rights theory in pediatric bioethics will help pediatricians and pediatric bioethicists analyze and address the complex inter...
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The Convention on the Rights of the Child detailed an international imperative to fulfilling, protecting, and respecting the rights of every child. In particular, the Convention set out a clear mandate for guaranteeing opportunities for children to be heard on all matters of concern to them. The attainment of these goals involves respecting and val...
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This chapter suggests that the challenges to be faced in realising the right to participation are broadly comparable across all societies, although the scale and particular nature of the barriers vary. Interestingly, many of the most radical initiatives in child participation have evolved in the developing world. Emerging common themes are that: al...
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The years since the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in 1989 have borne witness to an extraordinary proliferation of activity all over the world as professionals, academics, local activists, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), politicians, policy makers and children have sought to grapple with the impl...
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Pour la première fois dans un traité internacional relatif aux droits humains, la Convention relative aux droits de l’enfant introduit le concept des ‘capacités évolutives’ de l’enfant. Ce principe – nouveau en droit international revêt de profondes implications pour les droits humains de l’enfant. Il établit que l’acquisition de compétences majeur...
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The Convention on the Rights of the Child introduces for the first time in an international human rights treaty, the concept of the ‘evolving capacities’ of the child. This principle has been described as a new principle of interpretation in international law, recognising that, as children acquire enhanced competencies, there is a diminishing need...
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La Convención de los Derechos del Niño introduce por primera vez en un tratado de derecho internacional, el concepto de ‘capacidades evolutivas’ del niño(a). Este principio ha sido descrito como un nuevo principio de interpretación en derecho internacional, reconociendo que, a medida que los niños(as) adquieren mayores capacidades, hay menos necesi...
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This Digest focuses on independent human rights institutions for children, and the urgent need to create such institutions in every country in the world to protect, promote, and monitor children's rights. Children are among the most vulnerable group in any society, with no vote, no access to the powerful lobbies that influence government agendas, a...
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Dans cet Insight Innocenti, Gerison Lansdown examine l’article 12 de la Convention relative aux droits de l’enfant, selon lequel les enfants ont le droit de participer aux décisions qui les concernent. Lansdown se livre à une étude approfondie de la signification de cet article en tant qu’instrument au service des enfants pour protester contre les...
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In questa Indagine Innocenti, Gerison Lansdown prende in esame il significato dell'articolo 12 della Convenzione sui diritti dell'infanzia, nel quale si afferma che i bambini hanno il diritto di partecipare alle decisioni che li riguardano direttamente. Lansdown analizza attentamente il senso profondo di quest'articolo come strumento per aiutare i...
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In this Innocenti Insight, Gerison Lansdown examines the meaning of Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which says that children are entitled to participate in the decisions that affect them. Lansdown takes a close look at the full meaning of this Article as a tool that can help children themselves to challenge abuses of their...
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Our understanding of domestic violence has traditionally excluded children. A different, and softer language is employed to describe our use of violence towards children in order to render it more acceptable. The powerful support among the general public and politicians for the retention of the current legislation which permits parents to use reaso...
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Making a commitment to respect the rights of children has profound implications for the status of children in our society. Nowhere is this more evident than in the field of health care where the decisions and actions of professionals impact on children's lives in profound, intimate, and powerful ways. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child wh...
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Children's rights have been the subject of much international interest in recent years, in large part as a result of the adoption in 1989 by the UN of the Community on the Rights of the Children (CRC), together with its subsequent almost universal ratification. 190 countries have now ratified the Convention - only Somalia and the USA have yet to do...
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From 1992 to 1995, the Children’s Rights Development Unit worked to promote the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in the UK. It chose five broad strategies: promoting awareness of the Convention and its practical application to children’s lives; monitoring the extent to which legislation, policy and practice in the UK comply with the Convent...
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Until comparatively recently children in the UK were viewed as the property of their parents. However, the government's ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in December 1991 represents a turning point. Gerison Lansdown urges statutory and voluntary organisations to ‘adopt’ the Convention and examine their policies and practi...

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