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Confessing the International Rights of Children

The Basic Documents with Analysis

Author(s): Farhad Malekian, Kerstin Nordlöf

Book Description

Within the sphere of law, it is the recognition of its subjects – women, men, children and private or public entities – which has been the most prominent facet of national, regional or international relations. The dominance of the question of recognition has led to the development of the law and the maintenance of its provisions. Obviously, the legal effect of recognition is limited if rights are not implemented entirely. Simultaneously, justice cannot be done within the social structure of any society as long as the basic elements of that society do not properly protect the rights of children. Thus, the complexity one may expect of a legal issue is not just how to deal with the relevant issue in a court of justice, but how to prove that the machinery of justice does not own or use the appropriate documents necessary for the examination of the issue.

This book on confessing the international rights of children brings together all international documents which are significant to the protection of the rights of children. The introduction to each document presented in the book demonstrates that there is not necessarily any particular need to prove the legal existence of children’s rights. They obviously exist with full rights, but the implementation of those rights is indeed not so easy. In addition, as a matter of principle, we must not forget that the natural personality of each child has not been created by national, regional or international documents, but by their very existence within our global environment, constituting human beings of their own age.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-3981-5
ISBN-10: 1-4438-3981-7
Date of Publication: 01/07/2012
Pages / Size: 380 / A5
Price: £44.99


Distinguished Visiting Professor Farhad Malekian is the founder and director of the Institute of International Criminal Law, Uppsala, Sweden. He was already in the twentieth century “recognized as leader” and one “of the most distinguished publicists in the field of international criminal law who has significantly contributed to the advancement of world community values and expectations” (Over A Century of Dedication to Criminal Justice and Human Rights; Crimes Against Humanity, Cherif Bassiouni, 1997, 1992). Malekian is the author of outstanding “major treatises” (Ohio State University), a considerable number of books and articles which have been an integral part of reading literature in different universities. He is known for his enthusiastic lectures and “dynamic presentations” (Cornell Law School, 2005).

Professor and Dr of Laws Kerstin Nordlöf is a distinguished leading authority in defending children’s rights in the Nordic countries and an expert in criminal and criminal procedure law in Sweden. Her research interests also include international law and social law, with a particular focus on children’s rights before the criminal justice system. She is engaged in questions about the trafficking of women and children. Nordlöf has also been an adjunct judge in the Court of Appeal in Stockholm.