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Welfare Reform on the Web (October 1999): Child Welfare - Overseas

PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD IN ROMANIA: CHILDREN'S RIGHTS PERSPECTIVES ON ROMANIA'S 1997 CHILD CARE REFORMS

J. Dickens

European Journal of Social Work, vol. 2, 1999, p. 139-150

Reviews the changes to Romania's child care legislation introduced in 1997. The new laws emphasise the importance of children's rights, and two perspectives have been used to describe and analyse the reforms, linking them with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The first perspective reviews the new legislation in terms of children's rights to provision, protection, and participation; the second looks at the new laws in terms of the implications of children's rights for the family, the community, the state and the international community.

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