Children often fare the worst when communities face social and environmental changes. The quality of food, water, affection and education that children receive can have major impacts on their subsequent lives and their potential to become engaged and productive citizens. At the same time, children often lack both a private and public voice, and are powerless against government and private decision-making. In taking a child rights-based approach to sustainable development, this volume defines and identifies children as the subjects of development, and explores how their rights can be respected, protected and promoted while also ensuring the economic, social and environmental sustainability of our planet.
Table of Contents
Part I. A Children's Rights Approach to Sustainable Development: 1. Introduction Claire Fenton-Glynn; 2. Children's rights and sustainable development from a 'law and development' perspective Wouter Vandenhole; Part II. Fundamental Rights: 3. Rethinking children's rights through a sustainability lens: implications for education Julie M. Davis; 4. The right to participate in domestic law and policy development Holly Doel-Mackaway; 5. What course without evils? Rare diseases, children's right to health and sustainable development goals Octavio Luiz Motta Ferraz; 6. Gender equality, children's rights and sustainable development Amanda Kron; 7. Children with disabilities, human rights and sustainable development Paul Harpur and Michael A. Stein; Part III. Children and the Environment: 8. Inter-generational equity and children's rights: the role of sustainable development and justice Sumudu Atapattu; 9. Children's rights and the environmental dimension of sustainable development Ellen Desmet; 10. Children's rights and climate change Karin Arts; 11. Inclusion of indigenous children's rights: informing water management in Canada Carissa Wong; Part IV. Children's Rights in a Gloablised World: 12. Children's rights, international trade law, and economic globalisation Sebastien Jodoin and Candice Pollock; 13. Present needs and future prospects: exploring the policy conundrum of working children in developing nations Jenny Driscoll; 14. Advancing the right to play in international development Tara M. Collins and Laura Wright; 15. Rapid development and the child's future right to the city Liam Magee, Amanda Third and David Sweeting; 16. Healthy diet as a global sustainable development issue: reasons, relationships and a recommendation Lucia A. Reisch and Wencke Gwozdz; Part V. Concluding Remarks: 17. The future research agenda: where to from here? Claire Fenton-Glynn; Index.