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Kilkelly U.;Lundy L.;Byrne B.
2013
December
International Journal of Childrens Rights
Incorporation of the united nations convention on the rights of the child in law: A comparative review
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implementation incorporation in law UNCRC
21
3
442
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Incorporation in law is recognised as key to the implementation of the UNCRC. This article considers the ways in which a variety of countries have chosen to incorporate the CRC, drawing on a study conducted by the authors for UNICEF-UK. It categorises the different approaches adopted into examples of direct incorporation (where the CRC forms part of domestic law) and indirect incorporation (where there are legal obligations which encourage its incorporation); and full incorporation (where the CRC has been wholly incorporated in law) and partial incorporation (where elements of the CRC have been incorporated). Drawing on evidence and interviews conducted during field visits in six of the countries studied, it concludes that children's rights are better protected-at least in law if not also in practice-in countries that have given legal status to the CRC in a systematic way and have followed this up by establishing the necessary systems to support, monitor and enforce the implementation of CRC rights. 2013 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands.
0927-5568
10.1163/15718182-55680028
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