A Question of Commitment

A Question of Commitment

Children's Rights in Canada

Book - 2007
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Univ of Toronto Pr

In 1991, the Government of Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, requiring governments at all levels to ensure that Canadian laws and practices safeguard the rights of children.A Question of Commitment: Children’s Rights in Canada is the first book to assess the extent to which Canada has fulfilled this commitment.

The editors, R. Brian Howe and Katherine Covell, contend that Canada has wavered in its commitment to the rights of children and is ambivalent in the political culture about the principle of children’s rights.A Question of Commitment expands the scope of the editors’ earlier book, The Challenge of Children’s Rights for Canada, by including the voices of specialists in particular fields of children’s rights and by incorporating recent developments.



Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr

In 1991, the Government of Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, requiring governments at all levels to ensure that Canadian laws and practices safeguard the rights of children. A Question of Commitment: Children’s Rights in Canada is the first book to assess the extent to which Canada has fulfilled this commitment.

The editors, R. Brian Howe and Katherine Covell, contend that Canada has wavered in its commitment to the rights of children and is ambivalent in the political culture about the principle of children’s rights. A Question of Commitment expands the scope of the editors’ earlier book, The Challenge of Children’s Rights for Canada, by including the voices of specialists in particular fields of children’s rights and by incorporating recent developments.



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Unlike the US, Canada ratified the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child. Child rights specialists assess the level of this commitment per subsequent developments in the country. They examine specific rights (e.g., early learning and child care); groups including aboriginals, refugees, the homeless, and children with disabilities; child rights' education; and restorative justice approaches. Howe (political science) and Covell (psychology), U. of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, conclude that Canada's record has been mixed. The 1989 UN Convention is appended. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Ingram Publishing Services
In 1991, the Government of Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, requiring governments at all levels to ensure that Canadian laws and practices safeguard the rights of children. "A Question of Commitment: Children s Rights in Canada" is the first book to assess the extent to which Canada has fulfilled this commitment.

The editors, R. Brian Howe and Katherine Covell, contend that Canada has wavered in its commitment to the rights of children and is ambivalent in the political culture about the principle of children s rights. "A Question of Commitment" expands the scope of the editors earlier book, "The Challenge of Children s Rights for Canada," by including the voices of specialists in particular fields of children s rights and by incorporating recent developments. "



Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, c2007
Description: xiii, 441 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781554580033
155458003X
Branch Call Number: 323.352 Que
Additional Contributors: Covell, Katherine.
Howe, Robert Brian.

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