By Nigel Cantwell

This quantity constitutes a observation on Article 20 of the United international locations conference at the Rights of the kid. it really is a part of the sequence, ''A observation at the United countries conference at the Rights of the Child'', which gives an editorial via article statement.

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The Interagency Guiding Principles on Unaccompanied and Separated Children57 once again confirm most of the basic principles formulated by the UNHCR in its Guidelines and specify four general principles that should be applied to every separated child: the principle of the best interests, non-discrimination, the child’s opinion as well as special protection for the girl child. c. (note 19), p. 15. , p. 39. 56 Other international documents addressing the situation of refugee children are UNHCR, Working with Unaccompanied Children: A Community-Based Approach (Geneva, UNHCR, 1996); UNHCR, Guidelines on Policies and Procedures in Dealing with Unaccompanied Children Seeking Asylum (Geneva, UNHCR, 1997); UNHCR/Save the Children Alliance Brussels, The Separated Children in Europe Programme: Statement of Good Practice (Brussels, UNHCR/STC, 2004) and Save the Children UK, Working with separated children.

Note 70), p. 4. 74 For an account of recent developments in common law regarding the liability of public authorities for children abused in institutional care, see M. Hall, ‘The Liability of Public Authorities for the Abuse of Children in Institutional Care: Common Law Developments in Canada and the United Kingdom’, International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family 14, No. 3, 2000, pp. 281–301. 71 72 COMPARISON WITH RELATED INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTRUMENTS 27 Article 20 of the CRC than the CRC itself.

4/1989/48, reproduced in S. c. (note 86), p. 303. c. (note 1), para. 6. 90 See, for example Ph. Alston, ‘The Best Interests Principle: Towards a Reconciliation of Culture and Human Rights’, International Journal of Law, Policy, and the Family 8, No. 1, 1994, p. 11; G. Van Bueren, The International Law on the Rights of the Child (Dordrecht, Martinus Nijhoff, 1995), p. 71. 91 S. c. (note 86), p. 161. SCOPE OF ARTICLE 20 – – – – 35 situations where ‘parental care is not available’, in general or in terms of Article 5.

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