doi.org/10.1017/S0312897000015162

Article type: Original Research

PUBLISHED 1 January 1983

Volume 8 Issue 4

Children's Rights

Margarita Frederico

Affiliations

1 La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia

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Abstract

Child focus does not necessarily imply children's rights. For a child's rights to be exercised, the child must be seen in the context of his or her family and community, and hence the parents’ rights must also be respected. Recognition of children's rights by default rather than affirmative action leaves open the possibility that the child's rights may not be adhered to.

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