Human rights and the unborn child

Main Author: Joseph, Rita
Format: eBook
Published: Boston Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2009, 2009
Series:Nijhoff eBook titles 2009
Online Access:
Collection: Brill Nijhoff E-Books Collections 2009-2014 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • analysis of the texts
  • UDHR recognition of the child before birth : the historical context
  • Fundamentals of the universal declaration's human rights protection
  • The inaugural human right : to be born free and equal
  • What is "appropriate" legal protection before as well as after birth?
  • The right to life and to the necessities of life
  • Decriminalization : a treaty interpretation manifestly unreasonable
  • CRC legislative history and the child before birth
  • Selective abortion on grounds of disability
  • European Convention (1950) and the unborn child
  • American Convention on Human Rights : " general, from the moment of conception"
  • Reclaiming rights of the African child at risk of abortion
  • Selective abortion : an act of violence and discrimination on grounds of sex
  • Children's rights : " ...without any exceptions whatsoever"
  • Ideologies must conform to human rights, not human rights to ideologies
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-338) and index