Diritti dei minori e doveri degli adulti. Appunti teorici sul ruolo della comunità internazionale

Author/s Isabel Fanlo Cortés
Publishing Year 2004 Issue 2003/2-3
Language Italian Pages 27 P. File size 115 KB
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The application of the vocabulary of rights to children is a fairly recent historical phenomenon, which is now growing steadily, not only within specialized juridical culture and law terminology, but in the public opinion in which making reference to children rights is often the most immediate and emotional answer to frequent episodes of child abuse. Moving from the saying Çthe rethoric of rights goes much faster than their theoretical definitionÈ, this essay sets out to focus on some strongly debated points which characterize the relationship between ÇrightsÈ and ÇchildrenÈ, first of all the one pertaining the possibility to recognize that children can be entitled to rights. Children, in fact, do not have the same characteristic of the adult and rational moral agent. After showing the way in which, up to Neil MacCormick, childrenÕs rights are an important test-case for theories of rights in general, the essay reviews the debate on this point which has taken place recently in anglo-saxon philosophical-juridical culture. The plurality of meanings, the ambiguities and the ideological connotation of much reflexion on children rights are, in such a way, pointed out.

Isabel Fanlo Cortés, Diritti dei minori e doveri degli adulti. Appunti teorici sul ruolo della comunità internazionale in "TEORIA POLITICA" 2-3/2003, pp , DOI: