This important edited collection is the culmination of research undertaken by The
Children’s Rights Judgments Project an initiative which involves academic experts
revisiting an existing case law, drawn from a range of legal sub-disciplines and
jurisdictions, and redrafting the judgment from a children’s rights perspective. The
rewritten judgments shed light on the conceptual and practical challenges of securing
children’s rights within judicial decision-making and explore how developments in
theory and practice can inform and (re-)invigorate the legal protection of children’s
rights. Each judgment is accompanied by a commentary explaining the historical and
legal context of the original case and the rationale underpinning the revised judgment
including the particular children’s rights perspective adopted; the extent to which it
addresses the children’s rights deficiencies evident in the original judgment; and the
potential impact the alternative version might have had on law, policy or practice.
Presented thematically, with contributions from leading scholars in the field, this
innovative collection offers a truly new and unique perspective on children’s rights.