Legal Theory as Ethical Principle in Children's Rights: On the Need for a Universal Human Rights Perspective
This paper describes the manner in which particular psychological and political perspectives have unduly influenced legal theory underlying recent landmark Canadian judicial decisions which affect children's rights.
||children's rights, ethics, human rights, politics, psychology
International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp.109-118.
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Dr. Sonja Grover is a children's rights researcher and advocate specializing in policy and law issues affecting children. She is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, Lakehead University. Recent publications include critiques published in the Murdoch Journal of E-Law and the International Journal of Children's Rights respectively on Canadian Supreme Court of Canada decisions which upheld the Canadian Criminal Code defenese to corporal punishment of a child and the notion of limited government responsibility to children who have been abused in government-approved foster care.
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