On How to Build a Positive Understanding of the Child’s Right to Freedom of Expression
Queen's University Belfast - School of Law
Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 33-66, 2010
This article looks at the child’s right to freedom of expression under UN treaties. It defines the legal basis, the scope and the extent of the child’s right and it compares it with the adult’s right to freedom of expression. It argues that freedom of expression has both a developmental and an autonomy aspect, and that Article 12 UNCRC does a better job at encapsulating the child’s right than Article 13. It concludes that the child’s right is very much based on the positive obligations of the state, to the difference of traditional international law on freedom of expression.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 30Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: March 12, 2012 ; Last revised: March 15, 2012
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