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The Relationship Rights of Children

J. Dwyer, The Relationship Rights of Children, Cambridge University Press, 2006

William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-233

15 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2012  

James G. Dwyer

William & Mary Law School

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

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

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

James Gerard Dwyer (Contact Author)

William & Mary Law School ( email )

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P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
United States

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