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Title: The Enigma of Article 5 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Central or Peripheral?
Author(s): Sutherland, Elaine
Contact Email: elaine.sutherland@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
article 5
direction
guidance
evolving capacities
child
parent
family
kinship group
United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child
Citation: Sutherland E (2019) The Enigma of Article 5 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Central or Peripheral?. International Journal of Children's Rights.
Abstract: The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child sets the gold standard for the rights of children and young people, placing the obligation on States parties to ensure their realisation. Since most children live in families, recognising their rights has implications for other family members, particularly their parents. Article 5 creates a framework for balancing the rights and obligations of the parties – the child, the parents and the state – in this triangular relationship, requiring States parties to respect the right of parents to direct and guide the child in the exercise of Convention rights. Yet other Convention provisions address the parties’ roles, calling into question the need for article 5. This article sets the scene for those that follow in this issue, exploring what the drafters of the Convention were seeking to achieve in article 5 and highlighting issues that proved controversial, before focussing on the work of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child to drill down into its content and address its place in the Convention.
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