Cookies Policy
X

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

The Participation Disc

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

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 article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

A Concept Analysis of (a) Child (’s Right to) Participation

image of The International Journal of Children's Rights

Over twenty years after the adoption of the un Convention on the Rights of the Child, child participation and the child’s right to participate still remain subjects of discussion and interpretation. This article aims to examine critically the notion of “participation” through a literature analysis that cuts across several academic disciplines. A framework for understanding participation is proposed in the form of a participation disc. the crc is critically examined against the background of this participation disc. The significance to be attached to the crc participation rights will be ascertained with a particular focus on Article 12. An assessment, by means of a theoretical review, leads to the conclusion that enacting the participation rights in the crc is a result of a casuistic and fragmentary approach to participation rather than a well-considered view of participation. Therefore, a certain vigilance is required when interpreting, implementing and monitoring crc participation rights.

Affiliations: 1: Affiliated Researcher, Institute of Social Law and Leuven Institute of Criminology, University of Leuven, katrien.herbots@keki.be; 2: Professor, Institute of Social Law and Leuven Institute of Criminology, University of Leuven, Belgium, johan.put@law.kuleuven.be

10.1163/15718182-02301007
/content/journals/10.1163/15718182-02301007
dcterms_title,pub_keyword,dcterms_description,pub_author
10
5
Loading
Loading

Full text loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/15718182-02301007
Loading

Data & Media loading...

1. Abramson B. ,, “ "Article 2. The Right of Non-Discrimination"” in A Commentary on the United Nations on the Rights of the Child ., ed. Alen et al. A. ( Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2008).
2. Alderson P. ,, Hawthorne J. ,and Killen M. , ” "The Participation Rights of Premature Babies"”, The International Journal of Children’s Rights Vol 13( 1–2) ( 2005): 3150.
3. Ang F. ,, Berghmans E. ,, Delplace M. ,, Staelens V. ,, Vandresse C. ,and Verheyde M. ,, “ "Participation rights in the unConvention on the rights of the child"” in Participation Rights of Children , eds. Ang F. ,, Berghmans E. ,, Cattrijsse L. ,, Delens-Ravier I. ,, Delplace M. ,, Staelens V. ,, Vandewiele T. ,, Vandresse C. ,and Verheyde M. ( Antwerpen: Intersentia, 2006a) 950.
4. Ang et al., Participation Rights of Children ( Antwerpen: Intersentia, 2006b).
5. Archard D. ,, “ "Preface"” in Participation Rights of Children , eds. Ang F. et al. ( Antwerpen: Intersentia, 2006) vviii.
6. Archard D. ,and Skiveness M. , “ "Balancing a Child’s Best Interests and a Child’s Views"”, International Journal of Children’s Rights Vol 17( 1) ( 2009): 121. [Crossref]
7. Baert D. ,, “ "Cliëntparticipatie in de jeugdhulpverlening: addertjes onder het hulpverleningsgras"” in Verslagboek Studiedag Cliëntparticipatie in de regio’s integrale jeugdhulp , ed. Jeugdhulp Integrale , ( Brussel: Vlaamse Overheid Departement Welzijn, Volksgezondheid en Gezin, 2010): 117124.
8. Brems E. ,, “ "Children’s Rights and Universality"” in Developmental and Autonomy Rights of Children. Empowering Children, Caregivers and Communities , ed. Willems J.C.M. ( Antwerpen: Intersentia, 2002): 2145.
9. Brems E. ,, “ "Article 14. The Right to Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Relgion"” in A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child , eds. Alen A. ,, Vande Lanotte J. ,, Verhellen E. ,, Ang F. ,, Berghmans E. ,and Verheyde M. ( Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2006).
10. Bronfenbrenner U. ,, “ "Ecological Models of Human Development"” in Readings on the development of children . eds. Gauvain M. ,and Cole M. ( New York: Freeman, 1993): 3743.
11. Cantwell N. ,, “ "The origins, development and significance of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child"” in The United Nations convention on the rights of the child: a guide to the Travaux Préparatoires , ed. Detrick S. ( Dordrecht: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1992): 1930.
12. Cattrijsse L. ,and Delens-Ravier I. ,, “ "Reflections on the concept of participation"” in Participation Rights of Children , eds. Ang F. ,, Berghmans E. ,, Cattrijsse L. ,, Delens-Ravier I. ,, Delplace M. ,, Staelens V. ,, Vandewiele T. ,, Vandresse C. ,and Verheyde M. , ( Antwerpen: Intersentia, 2006): 2738.
13. Cockburn T. , “ "Children’s Participation in Social Policy: Inclusion, Chimera or Authenticity?"”, Social Policy & Society Vol 4( 2) ( 2005): 109119. [Crossref]
14. Committee on the Rights of the Child, General guidelines regarding the form and content of initial reports to be submitted by States Parties under Article 44, paragraph 1 (a), of the Convention,crc/c/5, 1991.
15. Committee on the Rights of the Child, General guidelines regarding the form and content of periodic reports to be submitted by States Parties under Article 44, paragraph 1 (b), of the Convention , crc/c/58/Rev.1, 2005a.
16. Committee on the Rights of the Child, General Comment n° 7 (2005) Implementing child rights in early childhood,crc/c/gc/7/rev. 1, 2005b.
17. Committee on the Rights of the Child, General Comment n° 9 (2006) The rights of children with disabilities , crc/c/gc/9, 2006.
18. Committee on the Rights of the Child, General comment n° 10 (2007) Children’s rights in juvenile justice , crc/c/gc/10, 2007.
19. Committee on the Rights of the Child, General comment n° 12 (2009) The right of the child to be heard,crc/c/gc/12, 2009.
20. Committee on the Rights of the Child, General Comment n° 13 (2011) The right of the child to freedom from all forms of violence , crc/c/gc/13, 2011.
21. Couzens M. ,, “ "Autonomy rights versus parental autonomy"” in The unChildren’s Rights Convention: theory meets practice , eds. Alen A. et al. ( Antwerpen: Intersentia, 2007): 419439.
22. Dembour M.-B. , “ "What Are Human Rights? Four Schools of Thought"”, Human Rights Quarterly Vol 32( 1) ( 2010): 120. [Crossref]
23. Demunter K. ,, “ "Het kindbeeld in crosscultureel perspectief"” in Cahier 16. De maatschappelijke positie van kinderen , ed., Verhellen E. ( Gent: Centrum voor de Rechten van het Kind, 1996): 327346.
24. Detrick S. , The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. A Guide to the “Travaux Préparatoires” ( The Hague: Martinuss Nijhoff Publishers, 1992).
25. Detrick S. , A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child ( The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1999).
26. De Winter M. , Kinderen als medeburgers. Kinder- en jeugdparticipatie als maatschappelijk opvoedingsperspectief ( Utrecht: De Tijdstroom, 1995).
27. Eriksson M. ,and Näsman E. “ "Participation in Family Law Proceedings for Children Whose Father is Violent to Their Mother”," Childhood Vol 15( 2) ( 2008): 259275. [Crossref]
28. Flekkøy M.G. ,and Kaufman N. H. , The Participation Rights of the Child. Rights and Responsibilities in Family and Society ( London: Jessica Kingsley, 1997).
29. Freeman M. , “ "Taking children’s rights more seriously"”, The International Journal of Law and the Family Vol 6( 1) ( 1992): 5271. [Crossref]
30. Freeman M. , The Moral Status of Children: Essays on the Rights of the Child ( The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 1997).
31. Gallagher M. , “ "Foucault, Power and Participation"”, International Journal of Children’s Rights Vol 16( 3) ( 2008a): 395406. [Crossref]
32. Gallagher M. , “ "‘Power is not an evil’: rethinking power in participatory methods"”, Children’s Geographies Vol 6( 2) ( 2008b): 137150. [Crossref]
33. Habashi J. ,, Driskill S. T. ,, Lang J. H. ,and DeFalco P. L. , “ "Constitutional Analysis: A Proclamation of Children’s Right to Protection, Provision, and Participation"”, International Journal of Children’s Rights Vol 18( 2) ( 2010): 267290. [Crossref]
34. Hanson K. ,and Vandaele A. “ "Working children and international labour law: A critical analysis"”, International Journal of Children’s Rights Vol 11( 1) ( 2003): 73146. [Crossref]
35. Hart R. , Children’s participation: from tokenism to citizenship ( Florence: UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, 1992).
36. Hemrica J. ,and Heyting F. , “ "Tacit notions of childhood. An analysis of discourse about child participation in decision-making regarding arrangements in case of parental divorce’"”, Childhood Vol 11( 4) ( 2004): 449468. [Crossref]
37. James A. , Jenks C. ,and Prout A. , Theorizing childhood ( Cambridge: Polity press, 1998).
38. Kilkelly U. , Listening to children about justice: report of the Council of Europe consultation with children on child-friendly justice , Group of specialists on child-friendly justice. CJ-S-CH(2010) 14 rev. Strasbourg: Council of Europe.
39. Kirby P. ,, Lanyon C. ,, Cronin K. ,, and Sinclair R. , Building a Culture of Participation: Research report ( London: Department for Education and Skills, 2003).
40. Krapmann L. , “ "The weight of the child’s view (Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child)"”, International Journal of Children’s Rights Vol 18( 4) ( 2010): 501513. [Crossref]
41. Kuiper J. ,and Zijsling P. , Methodisch handelen inzichtelijk ( Den Haag: Boom Lemma, 2010).
42. Lansdown G. , Promoting children’s participation in democratic decision-making ( Florence: UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, 2001).
43. Lansdown G. , Can you hear me? The right of young children to participate in decisions affecting them, Working paper 36( The Hague: Bernard van Leer Foundation, 2005a).
44. Lansdown G. , The evolving capacities of the child ( Florence: Save the Children and UNICEF, 2005b).
45. Lauwers H. ,and Van Hove G. , “ "Supporting the Participation Rights of Children in a Sensitive Research Project: The Case of Young Road Traffic Victims"”, International Journal of Children’s Rights Vol 18( 3) ( 2010): 335354. [Crossref]
46. Leys M. ,, Reyntens S. ,and Gobert M. , Patiëntenparticipatie in het gezondheidszorgbeleid ( Brussels: Koning Boudewijnstichting, 2007).
47. Lollis S. ,and Kuczynski L. , “ "Beyond one hand clapping: Seeing bidirectionality in parent-child relations"”, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships Vol 14( 1997): 441461. [Crossref]
48. Lücker-Babel M.-F. , “ "The right of the child to express views and to be heard: An attempt to interpret Article 12 of the unConvention on the Rights of the Child"”, International Journal of Children’s Rights Vol 3( 3–4) ( 1995): 391404.
49. Qvortrup J. ,, “ "Het kind-zijn als sociaal verschijnsel: een inleiding op een reeks nationale rapporten"” in Cahier 16. De maatschappelijke positie van kinderen , ed. Verhellen E. ( Gent: Centrum voor de Rechten van het Kind, 1996): 189227.
50. Reynaert D. ,, Bouverne-De Bie M. ,and Vandevelde S. , “ "A Review of Children’s Rights Literature Since the Adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child"”, Childhood Vol 16( 4) ( 2009): 518534. [Crossref]
51. Röbäck K. ,and Höjer I. , “ "Constructing Children’s Views in the Enforcement of Contact Orders"”, International Journal of Children’s Rights Vol 17( 4) ( 2009): 663680. [Crossref]
52. Rowe G. ,and Frewer L. J. , “ "A Typology of Public Engagement Mechanisms"”, Science, Technology & Human Values Vol 30( 2) ( 2005): 251290. [Crossref]
53. Shier H. , “ "Pathways to Participation: Openings, Opportunities and Obligations. A New Model for Enhancing Children’s participation in Decision-making,"” Children & Society Vol 15( 2) ( 2001): 107117. [Crossref]
54. Sinclair R. , “ "Participation in Practice: Making it Meaningful, Effective and Sustainable"”, Children & Society Vol 18( 2) ( 2004): 106118. [Crossref]
55. Smith A.B. , “ "Interpreting and supporting participation rights: Contributions from sociocultural theory"”, International Journal of Children’s Rights Vol 10( 1) ( 2002): 7388.
56. Thorgeirsdóttir H. ,, “ "Article 13. The right to Freedom of Expression"” in A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child , ed. Alen et al. A. ( Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2006).
57. Thoburn J. ,, Lewis A. ,and Shemmings D. , Paternalism of Partnership? Family Involvement in the Child Protection Process ( London: HMSO, 1995).
58. Thomas N. , Children, family and the State: decision-making and child participation ( Bristol: The Policy Press, 2000/2002).
59. Thomas N. , “ "Towards a Theory of Children’s Participation"”, International Journal of Children’s Rights Vol 15( 2) ( 2007): 199218. [Crossref]
60. Treseder P. , Empowering children & young people training manual: promoting involvement in decision making ( London: Save the Children, 1997).
61. Uprichard E. , “ "Children as ‘Beings and Becomings’: Children, Childhood and Temporality"”, Children & Society Vol 22( 4) ( 2008): 303313. [Crossref]
62. unicef , The Participation Rights of Adolescents: A strategic approach ( New York: UNICEF, 2001).
63. unicef , The State of the World’s Children 2003 ( New York: UNICEF, 2003).
64. unicef , Child and youth participation resource guide ( Bangkok: UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office, 2006).
65. Van Bueren G. , The international law on the rights of the child ( Dordrecht: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1995).
66. Vandekerckhove A. ,, “ "Implicaties van het zich wijzigende kindbeeld in het recht"” in Cahier 16. De maatschappelijke positie van kinderen , ed. Verhellen E. ( Gent: Centrum voor de Rechten van het Kind, 1996) 347370.
67. Van Gils J. , Duel of Duet. Een toekomst voor kinderparticipatie ( Mechelen: Bakermat & Onderzoekscentrum Kind en Samenleving, 2001).
68. Veerman P. , The Rights of the Child and Changing Image of Childhood ( Dordrecht: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1992).
69. Verhellen E. , Convention on the Rights of the Child. Background, motivation, strategies, main themes ( Leuven: Garant, 2000).
70. Vis S.A. and N.Thomas, “ "Beyond talking-children’s participation in Norwegian care and protection cases"”, European Journal of Social Work Vol 12( 2) ( 2009): 155168. [Crossref]
71. Willems J.C.M. (ed.), Developmental and Autonomy Rights of Children. Empowering Children, Caregivers and Communities( Antwerpen: Intersentia, 2002).
http://brill.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1163/15718182-02301007
Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/15718182-02301007
2015-03-28
2018-08-17

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    The International Journal of Children's Rights — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation