Children's Socio-Economic Rights and the Courts: Evaluating an activist approach

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dc.contributor.author NOLAN, Aoife en
dc.date.accessioned 2006-05-29T13:56:22Z
dc.date.available 2006-05-29T13:56:22Z
dc.date.created 2005 en
dc.date.issued 2005 en
dc.identifier.citation Florence, European University Institute, 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/4729
dc.description Defence date: 28 October 2005
dc.description Examining board: Prof. Wojciech Sadurski, EUI (Supervisor) ; Prof. Carol Sanger, Columbia University (External Supervisor) ; Prof. Philip Alston, New York University ; Prof. Geraldine Van Bueren, Queen Mary/University of Cape Town
dc.description.abstract Despite the significant growth in academic interest in both children's rights and socio-economic rights over the last two decades, children's socio-economic rights are a comparatively neglected area. This is particularly true with regard to the role of the courts in the enforcement of such rights. Aoife Nolan's book remedies this omission, focussing on the circumstances in which the courts can and should give effect to the socio-economic rights of children. The arguments put forward are located within the context of, and develop, long-standing debates in constitutional law, democratic theory and human rights. The claims made by the author are supported and illustrated by concrete examples of judicial enforcement of children's socio-economic rights from a variety of jurisdictions. The work is thus rooted in both theory and practice. The author brings together and addresses a wide range of issues that have never previously been considered together in book form. These include children's socio-economic rights; children as citizens and their position in relation to democratic decision-making processes; the implications of children and their rights for democratic and constitutional theory; the role of the courts in ensuring the enforcement of children's rights; and the debates surrounding the litigation and adjudication of socio-economic rights. This dissertation thus represents a major original contribution to the existing scholarship in a range of areas including human rights, legal and political theory and constitutional law.
dc.format.medium Paper en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI PhD theses en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Department of Law en
dc.relation.hasversion http://hdl.handle.net/1814/19734
dc.subject.lcsh Domestic relations -- Scotland
dc.subject.lcsh Children's rights -- Scotland
dc.subject.lcsh Juvenile courts -- Scotland
dc.subject.lcsh Domestic relations -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Children's rights -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Juvenile courts -- South Africa
dc.title Children's Socio-Economic Rights and the Courts: Evaluating an activist approach en
dc.type Thesis en
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