This library is a comprehensive collection of national and international good practice, policy, legal and academic publications, reports and resources on children and young people’s participation in decision-making.
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Children as citizens? International voices: Childwatch International Citizen Study Group
This book, published by Otago University Press, is an account of a Childwatch International collaborative international study about the meaning of citizenship to children - how they view their status and membership in society through notions of identity,
A handbook of children and young people’s participation
The handbook brings together key thinkers and practitioners from diverse contexts across the globe to provide an authoritative overview of contemporary theory and practice around children’s participation.
Children and International Human Rights Law: The Right of the Child to be Heard
The book explores the historical and theoretical background to Article Twelve of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and examines the various models of participation which have been created to facilitate a better understanding of this provision.
Implementing Rights in Early Childhood, General Comment No. 7
This General Comment focuses on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in the context of early childhood.
General Measures of Implementation, General Comment No. 5
This General Comment outlines the general measures States parties must take to secure the full and effective implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The role of independent human rights institutions, General Comment No. 2
General Comment published by the Committee on the Rights of the Child to encourage States parties to establish an independent human rights institution for the promotion and monitoring of implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It aims
Promoting the participation of children in decisions that affect them, Recommendation 1864
Recommendation by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to Member States, encouraging them to promote participation by children in decisions affecting them.
European and International policy agendas on children, youth and children’s rights: comparisons and possible synergies
This study compares the policy agendas on children's rights and youth of the European Union, Council of Europe and UN and identifies possible synergies
Pathways to participation: openings, opportunities and obligations
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child has raised the profile of children's participation in the United Kingdom. Hart's ‘ladder of participation’ has been the most influential model in this field. This paper offers an alternative model,
Children’s participation from tokenism to citizenship
A nation is democratic to the extent that its citizens are involved, particularly at the community level. The confidence and competence to be involved must be gradually acquired through practice. It is for this reason that there should be gradually increa