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Vem är ett barn? En kritisk idéanalys av Barnkonventionen

Fhager Havdelin, Lovisa and Hazard, Maria (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Nearly half of the worlds population is individuals under the age of eighteen. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child state in its first article that a child is ?every human being below the age of 18 years?. Our aim and purpose with this essay is to problemize this broad definition. Our hypothesis is that the definition brought by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is too wide and therefore brings difficulties when children of different ages beneath eighteen should and shall be treated the same. The problem framed in a question were: Which problems are there with the conception child and in what way does the conception fundamentally show?

The method being used is a critical idea analysis where the aim is to show the... (More)
Nearly half of the worlds population is individuals under the age of eighteen. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child state in its first article that a child is ?every human being below the age of 18 years?. Our aim and purpose with this essay is to problemize this broad definition. Our hypothesis is that the definition brought by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is too wide and therefore brings difficulties when children of different ages beneath eighteen should and shall be treated the same. The problem framed in a question were: Which problems are there with the conception child and in what way does the conception fundamentally show?

The method being used is a critical idea analysis where the aim is to show the underlying notion of the conception of child in the convention. The reached results showed that our hypothesis was right, essenitially that the definition is too broad which leads to straits and difficulties concerning childrens rights. This is shown especially reagarding protection of the child versus childrens right to autonomy. (Less)
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author
Fhager Havdelin, Lovisa and Hazard, Maria
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Begreppet barn, Barnkonventionen, Yngre- och äldre barn, Skydd, Autonomi, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper
language
Swedish
id
1323744
date added to LUP
2007-01-08
date last changed
2007-01-30
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  abstract     = {Nearly half of the worlds population is individuals under the age of eighteen. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child state in its first article that a child is ?every human being below the age of 18 years?. Our aim and purpose with this essay is to problemize this broad definition. Our hypothesis is that the definition brought by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is too wide and therefore brings difficulties when children of different ages beneath eighteen should and shall be treated the same. The problem framed in a question were: Which problems are there with the conception child and in what way does the conception fundamentally show?

The method being used is a critical idea analysis where the aim is to show the underlying notion of the conception of child in the convention. The reached results showed that our hypothesis was right, essenitially that the definition is too broad which leads to straits and difficulties concerning childrens rights. This is shown especially reagarding protection of the child versus childrens right to autonomy.},
  author       = {Fhager Havdelin, Lovisa and Hazard, Maria},
  keyword      = {Begreppet barn,Barnkonventionen,Yngre- och äldre barn,Skydd,Autonomi,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vem är ett barn? En kritisk idéanalys av Barnkonventionen},
  year         = {2006},
}