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Roy Parker

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420145

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420145.001.0001

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Parents' Rights, Consent and Legislation

Parents' Rights, Consent and Legislation

(p.235) thirteen Parents' Rights, Consent and Legislation

Roy Parker

Policy Press

This chapter focuses on the issue of parental rights. It discusses the movement for child protection and the curtailment of parental rights during the late 1880s. The chapter describes two cases which illustrate that it was not unusual for children to be emigrated without their parents' consent.

Keywords:   parental rights, children's rights, child protection, child emigration

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