These are the handouts for the overview lectures I provide on children’s rights: theory and legal examples. I cover the following issues:
- Issue 1 – The nature of childhood [handout here (also covering part of issue 2)];
- Issue 2 – Three concepts that could govern the legal regulation of children – duty, rights, and welfare [handout here (covering the remainder of issue 2)];
- Issue 3 – Sources of children’s rights: (1) United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child [handout here] and (2) the European Convention on Human Rights [handout here];
- Issue 4 – Does it matter which approach we adopt? (rights, welfare, or duty?) [handouts here and here].