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International Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Child Participation
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International Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Child Participation: From Social Exclusion to Child-Inclusive Policies

Tali Gal and Benedetta Duramy

Abstract

The 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has inspired advocates and policy makers across the globe, injecting children’s rights terminology into various public and private arenas. Children’s right to participate in decision-making processes affecting their lives is the acme of the Convention and its central contribution to the children’s rights discourse. At the same time the participation right presents enormous challenges in its implementation. Laws, regulations and mechanisms addressing children’s right to participate in decision-making processes affecting their lives have been est ... More

Keywords: Children’s Rights, UN Convention on the Rights of the child, Child and Youth Participation, Child-Inclusive Processes, Child Protection, Restorative Justice, Juvenile Justice, Relational Rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199366989
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366989.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tali Gal, author
Associate Professor, University of Haifa

Benedetta Duramy, author
Associate Professor, Golden Gate University

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Enhancing Capacities for Child Participation

Tali Gal and Benedetta Faedi Duramy

Part I Child Participation in Education and Research Settings

Part II Child Participation in Family Disputes

Chapter 6 Judicial Interviews of Children in Canada’s Family Courts

Nicholas Bala, Rachel Birnbaum, and Francine Cyr

Part III Participatory Mechanisms for Children at Risk

Chapter 9 Child and Family Team Meetings

Jodi Hall, Joan Pennell, and R. V. Rikard1

Part IV Child Participation in the Criminal Process

Chapter 12 Teen Courts

Lynne Marie Kohm

Part V Child Participation in the Public Sphere

Chapter 15 Face to Face

Chelsea Marshall, Bronagh Byrne, and Laura Lundy

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