International Journal of Children’s Rights 19 (2011) 451–476 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI 10.1163/157181811X584569 brill.nl/chil T HE I NTERNATIONAL J OURNAL OF C HILDREN ’ S R IGHTS * ) Th e author would like to acknowledge and thank Helen Stalford, Nigel Th omas, Ellie Drywood, Ginny Scarlett and Isis Rowan for sharing their insights and providing feedback on earlier drafts of this article. 1) Hereafter called the 2006 Communication. 2) Hereafter called the 2011 Agenda. Can the EU live up to the expectations of its child citizens? Cath Larkins School of Social Work, University of Central Lancashire CSALarkins@uclan.ac.uk Abstract Th ere has been increasing interest in children’s rights from the EU, seen in the Commission’s 2006 Communication (COM(367) Final 2006), the Treaty of Lisbon 2009 and the Commission’s 2011 Communication An EU Agenda for the Rights of the Child (COM(2011) 60 ﬁ nal). Th e Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union Article 24(1), states that children ‘may express their views freely. Such views shall be taken into consideration on matters which concern them in accor- dance with their age and maturity.’ Th e time is therefore ripe to address the views of children
The International Journal of Children's Rights – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2011
Keywords: EUROPEAN UNION; CHILDREN'S CITIZENSHIP; UNCRC; SOCIAL JUSTICE
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