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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Dwyer: "The Relationship Rights of Children"

James G. Dwyer (William & Mary Law School) has published The Relationship Rights of Children, Cambridge University Press (2006).

Here is the abstract:

This book develops a comprehensive and foundational account of children's moral and constitutional rights in connection with state decisions to create or dissolve legal and social relationships between children and adults. The theory creates a framework for critiquing laws governing parentage (paternity, maternity, adoption), custody of children by parents and non-parents, child maltreatment intervention, and termination of parental rights.


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