Associate Professor in Law
E. E. Sutherland, & L. B. MacFarlane (Eds.), (2016). Implementing Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: best interests, welfare and well-being
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is acknowledged as a landmark in the development of children's rights. Article 3 makes the child's best interests a primary consid...
Macfarlane, L. (2015). ‘Taking care of the small: Article 6 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and childhood accidental injury claims in Scotland’. Stellenbosch Law Review, 26(2), 424 – 442
This article addresses the right to life, survival and development, guaranteed to every child by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, article 6, within th...
Whitecross, R. & Lindsay, C. (2017). Use and Implementation of OCR Chapter 33AA in Section 11 Order Proceedings. Edinburgh: Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service
This report presents the findings of a small-scale study designed and undertaken by the researchers between October 2016 and February 2017. The research was commissioned by th...
Macfarlane, L. (2016). Serving Best Interests in ‘Known Biological Father Disputes’ in the United Kingdom. In E. E. Sutherland, & L. A. B. MacFarlane (Eds.), Implementing Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child : best interests, welfare and well-being, (149-164). (1). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press
Article 3 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child provides that in ‘all actions concerning children’ the ‘best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration’...
Whitecross, R. (2016). Article 3 and Adoption in and from India and Nepal
Nepal has experienced an increase in intercountry adoption in recent years. Following the opening up of authorisation to arrange adoptions, the number of child centres offerin...
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9 April 2019 - 10 April 2019