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Children and the Law

Children and the Law

Essays in Honour of Professor Nicholas Bala

Edited by Sanjeev Anand


This collection of essays addresses some of the most important and challenging issues related to the legal status of children, and the volume makes an important contribution to the growing but still small Canadian literature on children’s rights. These essays are being published together to honour the scholarship of Nicholas Bala, professor of law at Queen’s University whose contribution to our understanding of the law as it relates to children and youth in Canada is unequalled.




Introduction: Paradoxes of Children’s Rights Nicholas Bala

Part One
The Children’s Trilogy: The Best Interests of the Child Principle and the Principles of Fundamental Justice Mark Carter
Children’s Rights and Health Law: The “Mature Minor” Rule Revisited Gerald B. Robertson, QC
Nowhere to Stand: Correction by Force in the Supreme Court of Canada Anne McGillivray
The Child Witness Project: Examining the Assessment of the Competence of Child Witnesses Victoria Talwar, Rod Lindsay, and Kang Lee
Factors Influencing the Eyewitness Identification Accuracy of Child Witnesses Natalie Kalmet, Rod Lindsay, Michelle I. Bertrand, and Jamal K. Mansour

Part Two
The Changing Face of Youth Corrections Carla Cesaroni
The Last Chance Sanction in Youth Court: The Deferred Custody and Supervision Order Peter J. Carrington and Julian V. Roberts
The Youth Criminal Defence Office: A Model Approach to the Right to Counsel Cathy Lane Goodfellow, QC
Understanding the Principled Arguments for Criminalizing Misbehaviour by Youths under Twelve Anthony N. Doob and Jane B. Sprott

Part Three
Judicial Interviews of Children in Custody and Access Cases Dan L. Goldberg
Speaking for Themselves: A Pilot Program Balancing Children’s Rights and Best Interests in High-Conflict Families Dale Hensley, QC and Jean Dunbar
An Evaluation of Alberta’s Family Law Act Leslie D. MacRae, Shane D. Simpson, Joanne J. Paetsch, Lorne D. Bertrand, Sheryl Pearson, and Joseph P. Hornick
No Presumptions: Joint Custody in the British Columbia Court of Appeal Susan B. Boyd


Published 29 July 2011
Publisher Irwin Law (Canada)
ISBN 9781552212073
Australian RRP $60.00
International Price $55.00
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