Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Scope of Article 20

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter systematically examines the key concepts in the formulation of Article 20 in order to determine the situations it covers and the nature and extent of State obligations in their regard. It gives an overall insight into how the basic scope of Article 20 was determined, bringing together in one place the main features of the development of the text. The chapter examines in particular the interpretation and ramifications of terms used in order to define which children are to be the beneficiaries of the rights afforded. It looks at the substance of those rights and considerations for their implementation. State obligations to provide special protection and assistance by ensuring alternative care under Article 20 come into play when a child is without his or her 'family environment'.

Keywords: Article 20; family environment; State obligations



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 20: Children Deprived of Their Family Environment — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation