This volume constitutes a commentary on Article 27 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is part of the series, 'A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child', which provides an article by article analysis of all substantive, organizational and procedural provisions of the CRC and its two Optional Protocols. For every article, a comparison with related human rights provisions is made, followed by an in-depth exploration of the nature and scope of State obligations deriving from that article. The series constitutes an essential tool for actors in the field of children's rights, including academics, students, judges, grassroots workers, governmental, non- governmental and international officers. The series is sponsored by the 'Belgian Federal Science Policy Office'.
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Asbjørn Eide is former Director of the Norwegian Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oslo, former Torgny Segerstedt Professor at the University of Gothenburg and is presently visiting Professor at Lund University, Sweden. He is President of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention on Protection of the Rights of National Minorities of the Council of Europe. He served for 20 years (until 2004) as elected member of the expert UN Sub-Commission on Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, in which capacity he prepared several studies for the United Nations (UN), one of them dealing with the right to food as a human right. He has published extensively and edited with C. Krause and A. Rosas the textbook Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff, 2001).
Text of Article 27; List of Abbreviations; Author Biography;
Chapter One: Introduction;
Chapter Two: Related International Human Rights Provisions;
Chapter Three: Interpretation and Application of Article 27; Chapter Four: Shared International Responsibility?
'...this volume of essays makes an important contribution to an expanding and increasingly refined field.' Nina Rowe, H-Net Reviews, 2003.
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