Direct Provision and the Rights of the Child in Ireland

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Title: Direct Provision and the Rights of the Child in Ireland
Authors: Thornton, Liam
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Date: Nov-2014
Online since: 2014-12-10T12:27:32Z
Abstract: This article explores the rights of the child and direct provision in Ireland.¬†First, I will outline the key features of direct provision and the concerns expressed about this system from a children's rights perspective. Secondly, I will examine the degree to which Ireland is abiding by international obligations as regards children in direct provision, with a core focus on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Thirdly, I will consider legal challenges to the system of direct provision in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Finally, I will argue for the need to adopt a human rights compliant system that fully respects, protects and vindicates the socio-economic rights of child asylum seekers in Ireland.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Round Hall
Journal: Irish Journal of Family Law
Volume: 17
Issue: 3
Keywords: Direct provisionRights of the childConvention on the rights of the child
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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