Human Rights’ monitoring and implementation: How to make rights ‘real’ in children’s lives

Andressa Gadda, Juliet Harris, E Kay M Tisdall, Elizabeth Millership, Ursula Kilkelly

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The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is the most ratified international human rights treaty. Yet problems continue about ensuring that children’s rights are recognised and supported in their daily lives. To this end, informal and formal efforts have been made for greater incorporation of the UNCRC into national law and policies. This special journal issue learns from these latest efforts, for the benefit of all human rights advocates in policy, practice and academia. The editorial outlines the contributions from eight articles, which were written by young people, practitioners who are directly influencing policy and practice, and academics from across the UK, Canada and Ireland with both national and international expertise. Written from different disciplines (including law, public policy and education), the special journal issue aims to enhance the critical evidence and strategic approach to implementing human rights in practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-322
Number of pages6
JournalThe International Journal of Human Rights
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2019


  • children's rights
  • UN convention on the RIghts of the Child
  • implementation
  • monitoring
  • incorporation


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