The days when children were to be seen but not heard are over. Since 1989, the International Convention on the Rights of the Child recognizes the right of children to express themselves freely on any matter concerning them, provided that they are capable of judgment. The word of the child has become a fundamental issue in justice, where children can be direct victims (abuse) or collateral (separation of parents). What is really happening? Are children being listened to as they should be? What status should be given to their words which, like ours, are necessarily dictated by their emotions? How can we avoid making them responsible and shirking our responsibilities as adults? Experts in justice and care examine the status of the child’s word in order to give it its rightful place.
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- ISBN 9782749271637