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Making Rights Real - CHAPTER 8: Immigration and Asylum Law

People, including children, migrate for different reasons. Some are forced to migrate because they are fleeing persecution or other serious harm in their country of origin, whereas others may choose to migrate, for example, for economic reasons or study purposes Read More . . .

Making Rights Real - CHAPTER 6: Youth Justice

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child provides an effective benchmark against which domestic provisions for the treatment of children in conflict with the law can be measured and evaluated.

Making Rights Real - CHAPTER 6: Education

This chapter will examine the law surrounding educational rights, and benchmark Irish law against the international standards set down in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the European Convention on Human Rights

Making Rights Real - CHAPTER 5: Welfare and Material Deprivation

This chapter examines the issues of welfare and material deprivation and considers how the best interests and the voice of children are treated in housing and social welfare law Read more . . .

Making Rights Real - CHAPTER 4: Health and Healthcare

Article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) states that 'States Parties recognize the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and to facilities for the treatment of illness and rehab

Making Rights Real - CHAPTER 3: Guardianship, Access and Custody

A range of international human rights standards and obligations contain provisions relevant to the rights of the child in the context of private family law proceedings in Ireland Read More . . .

Access to Justice

Providing for children’s rights in law is only really meaningful when the measures required to enforce those rights are effective.

Making Rights Real - CHAPTER 1: Non-Discrimination and Equality

The issue of equality and the rights of children is very wide ranging Read more  . . .

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The Children’s Rights Alliance and the Law Centre for Children and Young People have come together to develop this unique publication Making Rights Real for Children: A Children’s Rights Audit of Irish Law.

Making Just Choices

The CV Pillar proposes seven key initiatives it believes should be part of a strategic approach to addressing Ireland’s current challenges in Budget 2015 and beyond.