Child protection and the ECHR: Making sense of positive and procedural obligations

Show simple item record O'Mahony, Conor 2020-01-10T11:57:24Z 2020-01-10T11:57:24Z 2019-11-21
dc.identifier.citation O'Mahony, C. (2019) 'Child protection and the ECHR: Making sense of positive and procedural obligations', International Journal of Children's Rights, 27(4), pp. 660-693. doi: 10.1163/15718182-02704003 en
dc.identifier.volume 27 en
dc.identifier.issued 4 en
dc.identifier.startpage 660 en
dc.identifier.endpage 693 en
dc.identifier.issn 0927-5568
dc.identifier.doi 10.1163/15718182-02704003 en
dc.description.abstract The European Court of Human Rights has generated a significant volume of case law that imposes demanding standards on States Parties to prevent, investigate and remedy ill-treatment of children at the hands of private actors. However, confusion and inconsistency is evident on a number of key points. Similar cases are decided on different grounds; and the approach to whether the right to an effective remedy under Article 13 has been violated is erratic. This creates uncertainty as to what is required of States to implement judgments, and makes it more difficult for similarly situated victims to vindicate their rights without bringing repetitive applications to Strasbourg. This article provides the first comprehensive treatment of Convention obligations to protect children from ill-treatment. It identifies problematic aspects of the case law, and proffers a more coherent body of principles that would provide greater clarity regarding what the ECHR requires of States Parties in the sphere of child protection, and regarding the measures of implementation required of States in cases where violations are found. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Brill Academic Publishers en
dc.rights © 2019, Brill Academic Publishers. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject ECHR en
dc.subject Child protection en
dc.subject Child abuse en
dc.subject Child neglect en
dc.subject Domestic violence en
dc.subject Positive obligations en
dc.subject Procedural obligations en
dc.subject Investigations en
dc.subject Effective remedies en
dc.subject Children's rights en
dc.title Child protection and the ECHR: Making sense of positive and procedural obligations en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Conor O'Mahony, School Of Law, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle International Journal of Children's Rights en
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dc.identifier.eissn 1571-8182

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