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Common Criticisms of Children’s Rights and 25 Years of the IJCR

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In this 25th anniversary volume of the International Journal of Children’s Rights, responses are reviewed to common criticisms of children’s rights, within the Journal’s aims to promote greater understanding of these rights and greater practical respect for them. This article then considers three main ways through which the Journal might expand its work in future: more analysis of the positions that underlie opposition to children’s rights; more connections with “adult” rights; and more attention to future needs and rights.

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