As one of the leading scholars on children’s rights issues, Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law Jonathan Todres recently published a new book, The Oxford Handbook of Children’s Rights Law.
The Oxford Handbooks series is one of the Oxford University Press’ flagship series which aims to develop comprehensive volumes that can become foundational works in their respective area.
“Given the reputation of Oxford Handbooks, this was an exciting opportunity to think more holistically about the field of children’s rights, which I care so much about,” Professor Todres said. “More specifically, it was an opportunity to develop a volume on children’s rights that would be of value to scholars and students and could potentially help shape the direction the field is going.”
Children’s rights law is a relatively young but rapidly developing field, with the 1989 U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child serving as its cornerstone. In The Oxford Handbook of Children’s Rights Law, Professor Todres and his coeditor, Professor Shani King, have a assembled a group of renowned scholars to evaluate and assess the state of children’s rights law and its implementation around the world.
Professor Todres explained that one of the emphases of the volume was to ensure greater attention to perspectives that are often underrepresented in legal scholarship.
“Editing a project this big has its challenges,” said Todres, “But it also is a wonderful opportunity to bring together dynamic scholars and advocates. I loved reading the work of colleagues in the field.”