| Suffolk Law Professor Sara Dillon recently published International Children’s Rights (Carolina Academic Press, 2009), the first textbook to offer a comprehensive look at the main issues, both legal and political, currently affecting children around the globe.
“In developing my course in international children’s rights, I quickly realized that there was a serious lack of organized academic material for students in this area,” said Dillon, a professor at Suffolk Law since 2001.
Designed for use in both graduate and law schools, the text delves into seven major topics: the role of the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child; child labor; children in the global sex industry; children without parental care; children and punishment; children and armed conflict; and children’s rights as interpreted and applied in regional human rights systems.
“Children’s rights as a subject really does present issues that are distinct from other branches of human rights, and that theme of a separate context is taken up in every chapter of my book,” Dillon said.
Dillon draws from a wide variety of writings, including academic articles, UN reports, and evidence provided by non-governmental organizations. The 1000-page volume is also accompanied by a CD containing additional cases, articles, and UN documents.