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The child's interests in conflict, the intersections between society, family, faith and culture, edited by Maarit Jänterä-Jareborg

Label
The child's interests in conflict, the intersections between society, family, faith and culture, edited by Maarit Jänterä-Jareborg
Language
eng
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The child's interests in conflict
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Oclc number
1048764258
Responsibility statement
edited by Maarit Jänterä-Jareborg
Series statement
European family law series, 41Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Sub title
the intersections between society, family, faith and culture
Summary
The Child's Interests in Conflict addresses one of the most pressing issues of any multicultural society, namely the conflicting demands on children from minority groups or children born to parents of different cultural or religious backgrounds. What the family considers to be in the child's best interests and welfare in the studied situations is not shared by society at large. Each guided by faith, culture and tradition, society views the child to be exposed to a significant harm or risk of harm if certain traditions are followed, whereas in contrast the parents believe that their child is harmed or in harm's way if that tradition is not respected.Focusing primarily on Europe, the contributions in this book, written by internationally leading experts and with a interdisciplinary element, address situations of conflict regarding the child's upbringing and education in general, the shaping of the child's cultural or faith-based identity, underage marriages, circumcision of boys, the role of faith and culture in society's placements of children outside the care of their family, and the role of faith in cross-border child abduction and disputes over parental responsibilities. Attention is paid to the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and to less well-known national case law, as well as to recent national legislation, all of which show not only the complexity of the issues discussed but also the differing ways multicultural challenges are dealt with.The authors strive to answer, inter alia, how legal systems should navigate between the competing claims and conflicting interests without forgetting the main person to be protected, namely the child; and how the scope of tolerance, recognition and autonomy should be defined.--, Provided by publisher
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