Do We Protect? Children's Rights in International Codification

Sandra Nehring, University of Texas at El Paso


International arena fails to protect. Each year, millions of children face violence, neglect, and abuse. Responses provided by state actors are not enough to eliminate children’s rights violation, making child abuse an uncomfortable aspect of development. This thesis argues that international regulations regarding children’s rights do not provide equal, universal, and sufficient child protection, what further leads to greater child abuse. Specifically, it analyzes the status of six international documents introduced between 1924-1996, in order to set a common theoretical foundation for the subject of children’s rights. The results of the analysis of legal documents discussing children’s rights, when compared to the situation of exercising children’s rights in Poland, show that the presence and implementation of international children’s rights regulations and research are not enough to eliminate the issue of child abuse.

Subject Area

Political science

Recommended Citation

Nehring, Sandra, "Do We Protect? Children's Rights in International Codification" (2021). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI28541153.