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Children's Rights in intercountry adoption

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Paperback, 251 blz. | Engels
Intersentia | 1e druk, 2014
ISBN13: 9781780682280
Rubricering
Hoofdrubriek : Juridisch
Intersentia 1e druk, 2014 9781780682280
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Samenvatting

European jurisdictions play a central role in intercountry adoption, both as countries of origin for children being placed, and as receiving countries. In 2010, 50 per cent of all children involved in intercountry adoption worldwide were sent to countries within Europe, while three European states – France, Spain and Italy – have been in the top five receiving states in the world for the past 15 years. In addition, of the approximately 30,000 children involved in intercountry adoption per year worldwide, around one-third come from European jurisdictions.

The question that this book aims to answer is very simple: how can we best protect the rights of these children?

Using the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption as the foundation for analysis, this book provides an examination of the application of children’s rights in the field of intercountry adoption. It uses European jurisdictions as examples of both good and bad practice in order to illustrate the issues that arise in the practical implementation of these principles. In doing so, the book proposes normative guidelines within which intercountry adoption can be effected in a manner that protects the rights of children in Europe.

This book argues that children involved in intercountry adoption should be afforded the same safeguards, the same protection, as children in domestic placements, in a system that focuses on the welfare of the child as the paramount consideration.

Specificaties

ISBN13:9781780682280
Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:paperback
Aantal pagina's:251
Uitgever:Intersentia
Druk:1
Verschijningsdatum:10-11-2014

Inhoudsopgave

Acknowledgements
Table of Cases

1. Introduction
2. Combating Abuses: International and Regional Regulation
3. Intercountry Adoption and the Domestic Child Welfare System: The Principle of Subsidiarity
4. Consenting Adults: Giving and Receiving Consent to Adoption
5. Buying Babies: The Inducement of Consent
6. Compulsory Adoption: Adoption Without Consent
7. Child Participation: Autonomy and Protection
8. Adoptive Parents: Eligibility, Preparation, and Support
9. Who Am I? The Child’s Right to Identity
10. Conclusion

List of Legislation
Literature
Index

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