The Adoption and Children Act 2002, the Welfare Principle and the Human Rights Act 1998 – a Missed Opportunity?
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law
Child and Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 119-137, 2003
This article provides an analysis of the incorporation of the welfare principle into the Children and Adoption Act 2002, within the context of Article 8 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms 1950 as applied by the Human Rights Act 1998, in addition to an assessment of its compatibility. It also seeks to evaluate the current judicial and academic response to this suggested area of tension.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: Children and Adoption Act 2002, European Convention, Human Rights Act 1998, welfare principleAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: April 14, 2012
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