The scientific monograph Legal protection of children from violence is the first complete and systematic treatment of the subject of legal protection of children from violence in our literature. The author systematically analyzes the existing legal framework for the protection of children from violence at the international, regional and national level, in order to, bearing in mind all the complexity of violence against children, present the content of the child's right to protection from all forms of violence, as well as the prerequisites for the establishment of an integrated, national system for the protection of children from violence. Based on the analysis of the effectiveness of the existing legal framework for the protection of children from violence, the author creates a systematic and complete theoretical basis for the study of the problem of violence against children in the Republic of Croatia from the aspect of the protection of human rights and children's rights, which includes a complete and systematic presentation of international obligations and national legislation relevant to the protection children from violence.
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This scientific monograph is a complete analysis of the legal protection of children against violence in contemporary international, regional and national law of the Republic of Croatia. The author has successfully collected, systematized and critically analyzed a very extensive, dispersed material, giving a scientific overview of the problem she deals with. It is a matter that, in the form of a complete study from the aspect of the protection of human rights and the rights of the child, has been dealt with in Croatian international science for the first time, and in foreign literature mostly only some special aspects have been dealt with. The publication of this book is extremely important for the scientific, professional and general public.
Legal protection of children against violence is the first complete and systematic treatment of the subject of legal protection of children against violence in our literature. Modern approaches to the suppression of violence against children are especially highlighted, and the work de lege ferenda contributes solutions to scientific and socio-political debates. Due to the systematic presentation and analysis of all relevant legal regulations, from the international universal and regional to the national level, the work is intended for scientists and legal practitioners – judges, lawyers, but also social workers, conciliators, educators, pedagogues, professors and teachers.
Ivana Rešetar Čulo's book has both scientific and professional relevance in the analysis of violence against children as a global phenomenon and a social defeat that, unfortunately, takes place and is recorded in all parts of the world, regardless of the degree of social development, political determination, legal security or demographic, national , religious and socioeconomic conditions of individual provenance. In addition, the book fills in the deficits in the availability of relevant literature in the Croatian language, especially bearing in mind the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature of the phenomenon of violence against children, but also the scarcity of its comprehensive (legal) analysis at the universal, regional and national level.
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Children are the only vulnerable social group that, according to the views of the majority of the world's population, it is justified and "necessary" to punish physically. Violence against children is thus relativized. What is not allowed to be done to an adult, is allowed, and even justified, to be done to a child. But corporal punishment is only one "small part" of the violence that children around the world are exposed to.
Globally, children are victims of physical, emotional and sexual violence and neglect in their homes, schools, communities and society as a whole. Unlike corporal punishment, some types of violence against children, such as sexual violence, are condemned and considered the worst and most severe forms of violence. However, there is another problem with such types of violence, which is that, although there are mechanisms and the will to eliminate such violence, it remains undetected for a long time, and the child is unprotected.
In a broader sense, the phrase "child protection system" includes a system established with the aim of protecting the rights of children in general. In a narrower sense, this phrase means a narrower segment of the protection of children's rights, that is, the protection of children from violence. Child protection systems are developing gradually, from the first criminal law provisions whose goal was to protect children from the most severe forms of violence, to different modern models of child protection, which include different actors and different stages of the institutional response to child abuse and neglect. A prerequisite for protecting children from violence in any country, including in the Republic of Croatia, is a national child protection system.
Ivana Rešetar Čulo
- ISBN: 978-953-369-018-6
- Dimensions: 170x240 mm
- Number of pages: 336
- Cover: paperback
- Year of the edition: 2023