'Vernacularising' the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Rights and Culture as Analytic Tools

'Vernacularising' the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Rights and Culture as Analytic Tools International Journal of Children’s Rights 18 (2010) 637–653 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI 10.1163/157181810X536824 brill.nl/chil T HE I NTERNATIONAL J OURNAL OF C HILDREN ’ S R IGHTS 1) For a fuller discussion of the methodology I adopted and the scope of the fi eldwork (Kaime, 2009a ). ‘Vernacularising’ the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Rights and Culture as Analytic Tools Th oko Kaime School of Law, University of Surrey, Guildford, U.K Abstract Whereas the Convention on the Rights of the Child (‘the CRC’) provides a progressive framework capable of normative transformation, the challenge for children’s rights advocates is how to trans- late the treaty’s prescriptions into robust protection for children everywhere. A key indicator of success in this endeavour is the level and sustainability of appropriation of the CRC’s principles in the local polities that have subscribed to its normative framework. In this article, I adopt culture and rights as tools for analysing the contexts, contests, processes and prospects that defi ne such transformation. Keywords culture; rights; children’s rights; cultural legitimacy; CRC 1. Introduction I think children’s rights discourse is ultimately about constructing a culture that ensures the dignity of our young ones. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Children's Rights Brill

'Vernacularising' the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Rights and Culture as Analytic Tools

The International Journal of Children's Rights, Volume 18 (4): 637 – Jan 1, 2010

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© 2010 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0927-5568
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10.1163/157181810X536824
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International Journal of Children’s Rights 18 (2010) 637–653 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI 10.1163/157181810X536824 brill.nl/chil T HE I NTERNATIONAL J OURNAL OF C HILDREN ’ S R IGHTS 1) For a fuller discussion of the methodology I adopted and the scope of the fi eldwork (Kaime, 2009a ). ‘Vernacularising’ the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Rights and Culture as Analytic Tools Th oko Kaime School of Law, University of Surrey, Guildford, U.K Abstract Whereas the Convention on the Rights of the Child (‘the CRC’) provides a progressive framework capable of normative transformation, the challenge for children’s rights advocates is how to trans- late the treaty’s prescriptions into robust protection for children everywhere. A key indicator of success in this endeavour is the level and sustainability of appropriation of the CRC’s principles in the local polities that have subscribed to its normative framework. In this article, I adopt culture and rights as tools for analysing the contexts, contests, processes and prospects that defi ne such transformation. Keywords culture; rights; children’s rights; cultural legitimacy; CRC 1. Introduction I think children’s rights discourse is ultimately about constructing a culture that ensures the dignity of our young ones.

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The International Journal of Children's RightsBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2010

Keywords: CHILDREN'S RIGHTS; CRC; RIGHTS; CULTURAL LEGITIMACY; CULTURE

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