More than 30 years after the adoption by the United Nations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), a legally binding children’s rights treaty, attention has focused on the imperative of implementation. Under Article 4 of the Convention, states parties must take all appropriate measures to recognise Convention rights and according to … Continue reading Capturing a global momentum in children’s rights: Incorporating the Convention on the Rights of the Child into national law, by Ursula Kilkelly
Our article, Mothers and others: Transgender birth, birth registration and the rights of the child, with a focus on the United Kingdom and South Africa, centred around the case The Queen (on the application of TT) v. Registrar General for England and Wales  EWHC 2384 (Fam). TT, the applicant and a trans man, brought … Continue reading Transgender birth, birth registration and the rights of the child, by Julia Sloth-Nielsen and Rachel Sloth-Nielsen
Surrogacy is a complex and topical issue. Defined as an arrangement in which a woman (‘the surrogate mother’) agrees to bear a child and to hand over that child, on birth, to another person(s) (‘the commissioning parent(s)’), it raises numerous legal questions: the potential commodification of children, the possible exploitation of the surrogate mother, and … Continue reading Eastern and Western Perspectives on Surrogacy, Jens M. Scherpe, Claire Fenton-Glynn, Terry Kaan (eds.), Intersentia, 2019
In the last fifteen years constitutional issues regarding the rights of gays, lesbians and same-sex couples have emerged on a global scale. The pace of recognition of their fundamental rights, both at judicial and legislative level, has dramatically increased across different jurisdictions, reflecting a growing consensus toward sexual orientation equality. Many pivotal cases have been … Continue reading Angioletta Sperti, Constitutional Courts, Gay Rights and Sexual Orientation Equality, Oxford, Hart Publishing (hardback, 1st edition, 2017; paperback, 2019).