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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Three essays on the challenge of implementation


  • James R. Himes


The Convention on the Rights of the Child has been variously hailed as ‘the cornerstone of a new moral ethos’ and a ‘milestone in the history of mankind’. But laws and treaties are as nothing without adequate practical follow-up. The real results will depend not upon the high-mindedness of the ideals themselves, but upon the action taken to achieve them. The ‘challenge of implementation’, is the subject of the three papers collected here. The CRC must not be dismissed as ‘another Utopia’ and it is argued that, with the right policy decisions, the convention’s initial momentum can be sustained.

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  • James R. Himes, 1993. "The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Three essays on the challenge of implementation," Papers inness93/2, Innocenti Essay.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucf:inness:inness93/2

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