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Civil society perspectives on children’s rights in the occupied Palestinian Territories

Chaney, Paul ORCID: 2022. Civil society perspectives on children’s rights in the occupied Palestinian Territories. International Journal of Children's Rights 30 (1) , pp. 7-40. 10.1163/15718182-30010003

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“This study analyses civil society organisations’ (cso s’) discourse on children’s rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (opt). This is a troubled context, for Israel – the ‘State Party’ to the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (crc), disputes that its obligations extend to the opt. In consequence, there has been a dearth of official data and scholarly attention to the situation. Discourse analysis of cso s’ reports to the UN’s monitoring mechanism, the Universal Periodic Review (upr), shows children are affected by a raft of violations including: sexual abuse, violence and inadequate access to health and education. The Israeli state’s engagement with the upr, whilst denying responsibility for the opt, raises questions about legitimation and performativity. The pathologies are compounded by state repression of civil society meaning that the upr is a singular means of highlighting children’s rights abuses in the Occupied Territories.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Additional Information: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the CC BY 4.0 license.
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
ISSN: 1571-8182
Funders: ESRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 28 February 2022
Date of Acceptance: 17 July 2021
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2023 06:07

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