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Child's Interests in Conflict : The Intersections Between Society, Family, Faith and Culture (Paperback)

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The Child's Interests in Conflict addresses one of the most pressing issues of any multicultural society, namely the conflicting demands on children from minority groups or children born to parents of different cultural or faith backgrounds. What the family considers to be in the child's best interests and welfare in the court decisions studied is not shared by society at large. Each guided by faith, culture and tradition, society views the child to be exposed to a significant harm or risk of harm if certain traditions are followed, whereas in contrast the parents believe that their child is harmed or in harm's way if that tradition is not respected. Focusing on Europe, the contributions in this book, all written by internationally leading experts and with a interdisciplinary element, address situations of conflict regarding the child's upbringing and education in general, the shaping of the child's cultural or faith-based identity, underage marriages, circumcision of boys, the role of faith and culture in society's placements of children outside the care of their family, and the role of faith in cross-border child abduction and disputes over parental responsibilities. Attention is paid to the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and to less well-known national case law, as well as to recent national legislation, all of which show not only the complexity of the issues discussed but also the differing ways multicultural challenges are dealt with. The authors strive to answer, inter alia, how legal systems should navigate between the competing claims and conflicting interests without forgetting the main person to be protected, namely the child; and how the scope of tolerance, recognition and autonomy should be defined.
Number of Pages: 204
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Child Advocacy, International
Series Title: European Family Law
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Language: English
Street Date: January 15, 2016
TCIN: 50750772
UPC: 9781780683461
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-4423
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