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The Best Interests of the Child in Intercountry Adoption

  • Author: UNICEF-IRC
  • Publication date: July 2014
  • Page count: 92
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 14.XX.2

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ISBN: 9788865220252
ISBN: 9789210568135

About the product

There is universal agreement, embedded in international human rights law, that the best interests of the child should be a primary consideration in any decisions made about a child’s future. In the case of adoption, which represents one of the most far-reaching and definitive decisions that could be made about the future of any child – the selection of their parents – international law qualifies the best interests of the child as the paramount consideration. This study therefore responds to one key question: what is it that enables a policy, process, decision or practice to be qualified as either respectful or in violation of the best interests of the child in intercountry adoption?