The Relationship Rights of Children
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
J. Dwyer, The Relationship Rights of Children, Cambridge University Press, 2006
William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-233
This book develops a comprehensive and foundational account of children's moral and constitutional rights in connection with state decisions to create or dissolve legal and social relationships between children and adults. The theory creates a framework for critiquing laws governing parentage (paternity, maternity, adoption), custody of children by parents and non-parents, child maltreatment intervention, and termination of parental rights.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 15
Keywords: children's rights, parentage, paternity, adoption, custody, abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights, third-party visitation, grandparents, foster care
Date posted: November 8, 2012
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