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'The Convention on the Rights of the Child comes of age: assessing progress in meeting the rights of child in custody in Northern Ireland'

Moore, Linda (2011) 'The Convention on the Rights of the Child comes of age: assessing progress in meeting the rights of child in custody in Northern Ireland'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 62 (2). pp. 217-234. [Journal article]

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Abstract

This article includes the findings of primary research with children in the Juvenile Justice Centre for Northern Ireland. It is based on an assessment of the extent to which custodial systems for children in Northern Ireland are compliant with international human rights standards, and in particular with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It concludes that children's rights are still being breached in respect, for example, of the requirement that custody be a last resort, and that children be separated from adults in custody.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:children's rights, imprisonment, youth justice
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:21978
Deposited By: Dr Linda Moore
Deposited On:08 May 2012 09:25
Last Modified:09 Dec 2015 11:04

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