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An Argument for Treating Children as a 'Special Case'

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This chapter’s argument stems from the premise that legal language should speak for itself. The ‘paramountcy’ principle suggests the prioritisation of children’s interests, and ‘children’s rights’ suggests some aspect of distinctiveness to children’s interests. But there is academic consensus in respect of both that children’s interests cannot and should not be prioritised over those of others. This chapter examines the justification for the contrary perspective...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Sub department:
Law Faculty
Oxford college:
Oriel College
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Author, Editor

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Editor
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Series:
Philosophical Foundations of Law
Host title:
Philosophical Foundations of Children's and Family Law
Publication date:
2018-03-02
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1017383
ISBN:
9780198786429
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uuid:3ba4232f-ad51-4306-99b1-2a18c70c76ea
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pubs:1017383
Deposit date:
2019-06-18

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