Children and International Human Rights Law: The Right of the Child to Be Heard: Review Article

(2014) Hong Kong Law Journal Vol. 44, Part 2, pp..677-685

Posted: 23 Aug 2014

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Anne Scully-Hill

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: May 30, 2014

Abstract

On the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), this book is a timely consideration of the implementation of Article 12 of the UNCRC in terms of its impact and scope in signatory states around the world, taking a topic based approach and covering areas in which children's Article 12 right to express a view and for that view to be given due consideration arise, such as education, juvenile justice, family decison-making and political participation. Whilst this book does not address Hong Kong, it is a useful tool for the analysis of Hong Kong's compliance with its obligations under Article 12 of the UNCRC and particularly in light of Hong Kong's refusal to act on the Committee's recommendation to establish a Children's Commissioner.

Keywords: Family Law, Hong Kong, Children's Rights, United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Children's Commissioner

JEL Classification: K10, K19, K30, K39

Suggested Citation

Scully-Hill, Anne, Children and International Human Rights Law: The Right of the Child to Be Heard: Review Article (May 30, 2014). (2014) Hong Kong Law Journal Vol. 44, Part 2, pp..677-685. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2484970

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