Re: Open Letter to Vincent Browne re Children's Referendum on tonight's TV3 TWVB
There seems to be some qualification introduced into the extent to which the State will protect the rights of the child - the usual "in so far as practicable" get out clause.
Originally Posted by C. Flower
The amendment does not provide for a right for children to be ask to be removed from State care if the State fails in its duty towards children.
By and large though, it seems that passing the Referendum is not needed to pass legislation proposed on adoption. To use a well worn phrase, "if I was going to legislate for childrens' rights, I would not start from here." The rights of children to housing, medical care, education suited to their needs, and a good diet, are not part of this deal.
Last edited by C. Flower; 05-11-2012 at 06:30 AM.
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