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Introductory Children's Rights and Child Law Books

Rajnaara Akhtar, Conrad Nyamutata, and Elizabeth Faulkner, International Child Law (4th edn, Routledge 2020)

David Archard, Children: Rights and Childhood (3rd edn, Routledge 2015) 

David Archard and Colin M Macleod (eds), The Moral and Political Status of Children (OUP 2002)

Andrew Bainham et al., Children: The Modern Law (Family Law 2013)

Eva Brems, Ellen Desmet, and Woamauter Vandenhole (eds), Children’s Rights Law in the Global Human Rights Landscape: Isolation, Inspiration, Integration? (Routledge 2017)

Jo Bridgeman and Daniel Monk (eds), Feminist Perspectives on Child Law (Cavendish 2000)

Sharon Detrick, A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Martinus Nijhoff 1999)

Sharon Detrick (ed), The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Guide to the ‘Travaux Préparatoires’ (Martinus Nijhoff 1992)

Karl Hanson and Olga Nieuwenhuys (eds), Reconceptualizing Children's Rights in International Development: Living Rights, Social Justice, Translations (Cambridge University Press 2013)

Katherine Hunt Federle, Children and the Law: An Interdisciplinary Approach with Cases, Materials and Comments (OUP 2012)

Claire Fenton-Glynn, Children and the European Court of Human Rights (OUP 2021)

Elvis Fokala, Nkatha Murungi, and Mai Aman (eds), The Status of the Implementation of the African Children’s Charter: A Ten-Country Study (Pretoria University Law Press, 2022)

Jane Fortin, Children’s Rights and the Developing Law (3rd edn, CUP 2009)

Michael Freeman (ed), Law and Childhood Studies: Current Legal Issues Volume 14 (OUP 2012)

Afua Twum-Danso Imoh and Nicola Ansell (eds), Children’s Lives in an Era of Children’s Rights: The Progress of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Africa (1st edn, Routledge 2014)

Antonella Invernizzi and Jane Williams (eds), The Human Rights of Children: From Visions to Implementation (Ashgate 2011)

Ursula Kilkelly, The Child and the European Convention on Human Rights (2nd edn, Routledge 2016)

Lynn M Kirwin et al., Children’s Law Handbook (4th edn, Thomson Reuters 2019)

Manfred Liebel, Decolonizing Childhoods: From Exclusion to Dignity (Policy Press 2020) 

Ton Liefaard and Julia Sloth-Nielsen, A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Brill 2016)

Brian Milne, Rights of the Child: 25 Years After the Adoption of the UN Convention (Springer 2015)

Martin D Ruck, Michele Peterson-Badali, and Michael Freeman, Handbook of Children's Rights: Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Routledge 2017)

Julia Sloth-Nielsen, Children’s Rights in Africa: A Legal Perspective (1st edn, Routledge 2016)

Anne B Smith, Megan Gollop, Kate Marshall, and Karen Nairn (eds), Advocating for Children: International Perspectives on Children’s Rights (University of Otago Press 2000)

Helen Stalford, Children and the European Union: Rights, Welfare and Accountability (Hart 2012)

Helen Stalford, Kathryn Hollingsworth, and Stephen Gilmore, Rewriting Children’s Rights Judgments: From Academic Vision to New Practice (Hart 2017)

John Tobin (ed), The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Commentary (OUP 2019)

Jonathan Todres and Shani M King (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Children's Rights Law (OUP 2020)

Wouter Vandenhole et al (eds) Routledge International Handbook of Children’s Rights Studies (Routledge 2015)

Wouter Vandenhole, Gamze Erdem Turkelli, and Sara Lembrechts (eds), Children’s Rights: A Commentary on the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Its Protocols (Elgar 2019)

Philip Veerman, The Rights of the Child and the Changing Image of Childhood (Martinus Nijhoff 1992)

John Wall, Children's Rights: Today's Global Challenge (Rowman & Littlefield 2016)

Ziba Vaghri, Jean Zermatten, Gerison Lansdown, and Roberta Ruggiero (eds), Monitoring State Compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Springer, 2022)

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