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Grandparents and the Law: Rights and Relationships

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Should grandparents have rights in relation to their grandchildren? If so, what should the content of those rights be, both procedurally and substantively? And what is the appropriate role of the law in providing solutions to problems arising in the context of grandparents' rights?

This book considers these questions from both a public and a private law perspective, and analyses the human rights implications for parties such as children, parents and grandparents. It also explores the topic of grandparents' rights in the context of the European Convention on Human Rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, as well as in other jurisdictions, such as Iran, France and Nepal.

The book argues that grandparents' rights have so far received insufficient acknowledgement and, consequently, that relationships between grandparents and grandchildren have received insufficient protection. However, it is crucial that the protection of grandparents' rights is balanced with the rights of parents and the rights and welfare of children; the book considers how best to achieve this, for example in disputes on child arrangements (i.e. residence and contact), child protection matters and in adoption cases.

The book is of particular interest to all academics seeking a clear framework for the protection of grandparents' rights in private and public law proceedings.

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1509953426 / 9781509953424
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United Kingdom
256 pages
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