Children's Rights Are Human Rights and Why Canadian Implementation Lags Behind

Mona Pare
2017 Canadian Journal of Children s Rights / Revue canadienne des droits des enfants  
Child rights scholarship is increasingly calling for further theorization of children's rights, and research using the Convention on the Rights of the Child as a framework is being criticized. This paper discusses children's rights as a legal concept that is part of wider international human rights law. It recognizes the importance of critical studies and the contribution of other disciplines, but it makes a plea for not rejecting a legal reality. Children do have rights, and these are legal
more » ... these are legal norms. The paper refers to Canadian practice as an example of how the lack of recognition of children's rights as human rights can adversely affect the place of children in a country that is known for its respect for human rights.
doi:10.22215/cjcr.v4i1.1163 fatcat:5pt4r2upfjh2tcnvxh4qno7wk4