Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The Swedish "special representatives for children" and their role in Barnahus
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Forum for Studies on Law and Society.
2017 (English)In: Collaborating against child abuse: exploring the Nordic Barnahus model / [ed] Susanna Johansson, Kari Stefansen, Elisiv Bakketeig, Anna Kaldal, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, p. 227-248Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

According to Swedish law, a 'Special Representative for Children' is to be appointed for a child victim, where a crime against the child is suspected which may carry a prison sentence, and where the child's guardian (i.e. normally the parent) is the suspect, or where a guardian may, as a result of his or her relationship to the suspect, not protect the rights of the child. In this chapter, I analyse the act and the role(s) of the special representative for children in the context of Swedish Barnahus. The "child focus" in Barnahus is explored from a rights-based perspective. The potential of the child’s independent legal representative is highlighted, inter alia in having a close and thorough view of the child's needs and wishes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. p. 227-248
Keywords [en]
child law, children's rights, lawyering, child representation, access to justice
National Category
Law (excluding Law and Society)
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-140831DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-58388-4_11ISBN: 978-3-319-58387-7 (print)ISBN: 978-3-319-58388-4 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-140831DiVA, id: diva2:1150719
Funder
The Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support AuthorityAvailable from: 2017-10-19 Created: 2017-10-19 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(263 kB)23 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 263 kBChecksum SHA-512
e2e45e102ea49817ee1a9fa5d965c30c16ad339b65374bb354a125d74c92a6d6196b69af33837ccd3dc09218735f63788312c022fcf095caca9163f5f3563e63
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Forsman, Maria
By organisation
Umeå Forum for Studies on Law and Society
Law (excluding Law and Society)

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 23 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 169 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf