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Moving Forward: Implementing the 'Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children'

Commentaries on international instruments and guidelines


Cantwell, N. & Holzscheiter, A. (2008). ‘Article 20: Children Deprived of their Family Environment’.In Alen, A.; Vande Lanotte, J.; Verhellen, E.; Ang, F.; Berghanns, E.; and Verheyde, M. (Eds). A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Leiden: Martinus Nijhof Publishers. ISBN 9789004148734.

Council of Europe (2008). Rights of Children in Institutions – Report on the implementation of the Council of Europe Recommendation Rec(2005)5 on the rights of children living in residential institutions. Council of Europe. 

NGO Working Group on Children Without Parental Care (2005). Day of General Discussion on “Children without parental care” – Recommendation for the development of international guidelines for the protection of children without parental care

UNICEF (2007). Implementation Handbook for the Convention on the Rights of the Child – Fully Revised Third Edition. Geneva: UNICEF. 

UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre (2008). Law Reform and the Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (2003) General Comment No. 3: HIV/AIDS and the rights of the child

United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (2005a) General Comment No. 6: Treatment of Unaccompanied and Separated Children Outside Their Country of Origin

United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (2005b) Day of General Discussion on Children without Parental Care

United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (2006) General Comment No. 9: The Rights of Children with Disabilities. 

United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (2009a) General Comment No. 11: Indigenous Children and Their Rights Under the Convention

United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (2009b) General Comment No. 12: The Right of the Child to be Heard.

United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (2011) Day of General Discussion on Children of Incarcerated Parents

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