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Rights of the Child—An Overview

Asha Bajpai

in Child Rights in India: Law, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670820
eISBN:
9780199082117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670820.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter provides an overview of the child rights in India. The Guardians and Wards Act 1890, Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929, Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act 1956, Young Persons Harmful ... More


Legislating Families as Cultural

Ilana Gershon

in No Family Is an Island: Cultural Expertise among Samoans in Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450785
eISBN:
9780801464027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450785.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter turns to the consequences of neoliberal reforms for the government–family divide. It addresses how a New Zealand family law legislates what qualifies as a cultural family in ways that ... More


Bob Holman, 1936-: A child care participant living through the changes

Bob Holman

in Champions for children: The lives of modern child care pioneers

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343536
eISBN:
9781447301653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343536.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Bob Holman has had a personal life and a social-work career that has coincided with the major social-welfare events in Britain in the last fifty years of the twentieth century. During World War II, ... More


Enforcement of 377A: Entering the Twilight Zone

Michael Hor

in Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139330
eISBN:
9789888180196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139330.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The writer adopts a critical legal framework to discuss how the 377A Penal Code is retained as an ambivalent but pragmatic tool for minimizing risk and instigating fear. The code is calculated to ... More


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