Wednesday October 21, 2020

Rights and wrongs: Donncha O'Connell

Law lecturer Donncha O'Connell argues that the children's rights referendum is a necessary and worthwhile amendment.

4th November, 2012
Rejection of the amendment would be a palpable setback for children's rights.

Addressing a potential imbalance in the Constitution by making children's rights explicit is bound to disappoint those who would prefer a more pluralist restatement of the Constitution's provisions on the family and a more demonstrative embrace of children's rights. It is, therefore, surprising that criticisms by some opponents of the 31st amendment to the Constitution are so overstated and tendentious.

You don't have to be anti-state to be authentically pro-family. This false paradigm must be...

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