Convention on the Rights of the Child

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  • The United Nations Convention On The Rights Of The Child

    medieval times, children were seen as miniature adults, to eventually grow up and help out their parents (Ansell, 2005, p.9). It was not until the late 190 0s where we saw a reform in favour of children, this reform was the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child, where a draft was started in 1979 for the International year of the child and was fully completed and initiated by all states except the United States in 1989. The UNCRC was the first convention created for the sole purpose of creating and protecting the rights and lives of children. As Cohen and Naimark states it is about the “states obligation to the child”, (p.60) the UNCRC solely focuses on what rights children should have all across the globe, including, the right to shelter, to food, nurturance, the right to foster care and adoption and so forth. This important piece of document was to support and protect the needs of children, who they believed to be able to have their own rights governing them and creating the ability for them to have autonomy and be protected, far from the old ideologies. With a good deed, the UNCRC does have its critics, although the convention recognizes the right of the child it diminishes the rights and differences of each culture and how each right can affect children and their cultures differently. Those that are asking are questioning whether the…

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  • What Is The United Nations Convention On The Rights Of The Child?

    Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is to change the way children are viewed and treated no matter their background, using what the United Nations view as ‘fundamental rights’ to which every child is entitled to. This according to the United Nations should be ‘universailly applicable to the lives of every child’, with no expections to race, gender, ethnicity or religion. The intention of this essay is to challenge the favouritive idea that the United Nations Convention on the…

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  • Child Custody Law Case Study

    There were two major historical eras when it came to child custody law. The first era which lasted about 200 years, made decisions about children using divine law (Mason, 2012). The ideal family not only reflected the political balance between men and women, but also the political economy (Mason, 2012). In this first era, fathers were see as the “head” of the house hold and was in charged of everyone living under his roof (Mason, 2012). This was because children and wives were viewed as…

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  • Importance Of Vignette

    cross paths again. However, there may not be anyone else to see the boy and the psychologist may be forced to manage the dual relationships due to unavoidable circumstances. As mentioned in Code in some situations a dual or multiple relationships might be inevitable or culturally expected (e.g., in rural, indigenous, or immigrant communities) (Canadian Psychological Association, 2000). If that is the case in the vignette, Should the psychologists decide to explore the idea of managing a dual…

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  • Child Custody Case Study

    CHILD CUSTODY I. THE COURT ERRED IN GRANTING EQUAL TIMESHARING WITH FATHER. Child Custody is regulated by §61.13, Fla. Stat. Under §61.13(3), Fla. Stat. are listed the factors that the court should consider in granting custody in a child custody presiding and the relevant factors in this case are: The demonstrated capacity and disposition of each parent to facilitate and encourage a close and continuing parent-child relationship ..., The length of time the child has lived in a stable,…

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  • Forensic Child Witnesses

    Every year there are hundreds of thousands of children who are suffering from, or witnessing crime (Hobbs, Johnson, Goodman, Bederian-Gardner, Lawler, Vargas, & Mendoza, 2014). Sometimes, these children also serve as witnesses in forensic investigations and proceedings, especially in cases involving sexual abuse, or in cases where there may be no visible evidence or physical indications of a crime, therefore relying on the child’s eyewitness memory (Hobbs et al., 2014). Ever since colonial times…

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  • The Importance Of Divorce In Children

    Within society, it is important for a child to have a stable house to live in with both parents. Having a perfect scenario is ideal for the wellbeing of an adolescent, but is usually never the case. Unrest in a child’s upbringing may be caused by dysfunctional parents, in this case, who file for divorce. When children are involved in a divorce, the kids are often forced to split the week between both parents to have equal opportunity within their lives. When the courts get involved, disregarding…

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  • Argumentative Essay On The Rights Of Children

    Children’s Rights have been a problem in the past, is in the present, and ultimately still will be in the future if something is not done to change them. Every child should have a right to an education and health services. Many children are not given the proper help and resources that he or she needs to have a fulfilling life, with the help of health sources and education opportunities. The right to an education and healthcare will better a child’s life in the future. Education will give…

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  • Case Study Of Human Rights In Boarding Schools

    than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they can grow up in peace." --Kofi Annan The essence of the Indian culture lies in its age long prevailing tradition of the joint family system. However, in the present times, the decline of this traditional Institution and its subordination to nuclear family system has posed a major challenge in the upbringing, nurturing and quality time being spent with…

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  • The Migration Act 1958

    the same rights as their parents.” The aim of this paper is to identify and explain how The Australian Legal System does not adequately protect and enforce the rights of children seeking refugee status in Australia. The relevant law to children seeking refugee status in Australia is the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) that states the interests of the child should be the primary consideration. Changes introduced on the 25 September 2014, to the Migration…

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