J. Dwyer, The Relationship Rights of Children, Cambridge University Press, 2006
15 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2012
Date Written: 2006
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.
Keywords: children's rights, parentage, paternity, adoption, custody, abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights, third-party visitation, grandparents, foster care
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Dwyer, James G., The Relationship Rights of Children (2006). J. Dwyer, The Relationship Rights of Children, Cambridge University Press, 2006; William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-233. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2172484