Making Rights Real for Children: A Children’s Rights Audit of Irish Law
Recorded in 2021
Author: Kevin Baneham, BL, Brian Barrington, BL, Eilis Barry, BL, Catherine Cosgrave, Solicitor, Sarah Jane Judge, BL, Professor Ursula Kilkelly, Professor Deirdre Madden, Natalie McDonnell, BL, Anne-Marie O’Sullivan, BL, Dr. Conor O’Mahony, Siobhan Phelan, BL, Professor Geoffrey Shannon, Dr. Liam Thornton
Publisher: The Children’s Rights Alliance
Geographic Coverage: Ireland
Type of Resource: Report
Vulnerable groups: Children
Developed with children and young people? Not specified
Type of participation: Report
Availability: Open Access
Keywords: Access, Childcare Law, Children’s Rights, Children’s Rights Alliance, Custody, Decision-making, Education, Equality, Guardianship, Health, Healthcare, Immigration and Asylum Law, Irish Law, Justice, Non-discrimination, Welfare, Youth Justice
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.
This report builds on an initial study conducted by Professor Ursula Kilkelly on behalf of the Ombudsman for Children, Barriers to the Realisation of Children’s Rights in Ireland, published in 2007. Each chapter is authored by a different legal expert in their field and has been peer reviewed. The result is a solid picture of the current legal protection that exists for children in Ireland as well as an overview of the gaps that remain in the recognition of their rights. There is a firm focus on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the European Convention on Human Rights and the Constitution.
Recommendations are made to further strengthen children’s rights taking account of existing jurisprudence and practice. Proposals given provide a concrete foundation for future law reform.