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Taking Liberties: the Detention of the At-risk Child in Ireland

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This chapter examines the protection accorded to the rights of those Irish children who have been identified by the Irish courts as being children who may for a multitude of reasons be regarded as being children at risk. It outlines the protection afforded to the at-risk child by the Irish Constitution and legislative framework. The chapter then considers the manner in which the Irish courts have interpreted such protection, and outlines the standards of protection to be afforded to children at risk by international human rights law. It concludes with an analysis of the interrelationship between the principles of the welfare of the child and non-discrimination thus highlighting the need to strike the appropriate balance between them in order to avoid violations of the rights of the (at-risk) child.

Keywords: at-risk child; constitutional protection; international human rights law; Irish courts; legislative framework; non-discrimination



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