Elements of Child Law in the Commonwealth Caribbean
$39.99

Elements of Child Law in the Commonwealth Caribbean

By Zanifa McDowell
US$ 39.99
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Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • List of Cases
  • List of Statutes
  • CHAPTER 1 Scope of the Law Relating to Children
    • Introduction
    • Legal Regimes
    • English Basis of Regional Family Law
    • General Content of the Law Relating to Children
    • Definition of Child
    • Legal Position of Foetus
    • Relevant Legislation Regulating Abortions
    • Convention on the Rights of the Child
    • Legal Disabilities or Incapacities of Children
    • Contractual Disability
    • Sale and Lease of Property Belonging to Infants
    • Settlement of Infant's Property
    • Parties to Legal Proceedings
    • Testamentary Capacity
    • Trustees and Executors
    • Liability for Tort
    • Liability for Crime
    • Limitation Periods
    • Laws Affecting Children Generally
    • Status of Children: Legitimate versus Illegitimate
    • The Illegitimate Child under the Common Law
    • Social Reality
    • Effect of Status of Children Legislation
    • Perpetuation of Old Discriminations
  • CHAPTER 2 The Presumption of Legitimacy
    • Introduction
    • Statutory Presumptions
    • Common Law Presumption
    • Rebuttal of Presumption of Legitimacy
    • Absence of Sexual Relations
    • Scientific Evidence
  • CHAPTER 3 Legitimation by Statute
    • Introduction
    • Void Marriages
    • Voidable Marriages
    • Legitimation by Subsequent Marriage
    • Effects of Legitimation: Personal Rights and Obligations/Property Rights
    • Registration Procedure for Legitimation
    • Legitimation by Adoption
    • Repeal of Legitimacy/Legitimation Acts
  • CHAPTER 4 Status of Children Legislation
    • Introduction
    • Content of the Legislation
    • Equality of Status
    • Persons and Property Subject to the Acts
    • Presumptions of Paternity or Parenthood
    • Balance of Probabilities Test
    • Blood Tests
    • Who May Apply for Declaration of Paternity
    • Legal Effect of Declaration of Paternity
    • Abolition of Old Rule of Construction
    • Retention of Discriminatory Provisions
    • Judicial Interpretation of the Legislation
    • Assessment of the Legislation
  • CHAPTER 5 Parental Rights and Duties
    • Introduction
    • Persons Having Parental Rights and Duties
    • Composition of Parental Rights and Duties
    • Rights and Duties Laid down by Statute
    • Custody, Care and Control
    • Education
    • Right to Administer Punishment
    • Duty to Maintain
    • Duty to Protect Child
    • Penalties for Failure to Observe Duties
    • The Welfare Principle
    • Challenges to Parental Authority
    • The Gillick Decision
    • Commonwealth Caribbean Perspective
    • Other Cases of Conflict
    • Assessment
  • CHAPTER 6 Out-of-wedlock Children and the Legal Position of the Putative Father
    • Introduction
    • Historical Setting
    • Some Recent Trends
    • Judicial Consideration of the Position of the Putative Father Including Interpretation of Status of Children Legislation
    • A Judicial Set-back to the Rights of the Putative Father
  • CHAPTER 7 Maintenence: Children Born in Wedlock
    • Introduction
    • General Principle
    • Definition
    • Summary Maintenance Proceedings
    • High Court Maintenance Proceedings
    • Maintenance Available in Custody Proceedings Under Specific Acts
    • Who May Benefit From Maintenance Provisions
    • Enforcement
    • Recent Legislation
    • Cohabitational Relationships
    • Community Mediation
  • CHAPTER 8 Maintenance: Children Born Out of Wedlock (Affiliation Proceedings)
    • Introduction
    • Nature of Proceedings
    • Judicial Consideration
  • CHAPTER 9 Rights to Family Provision and Succession to Property on the Death of a Parent
    • Introduction
    • Testate Succession: Rights of Children to Family Provision
    • Out-of-wedlock and Adopted Children
    • Intestate Succession
    • Subjective or Objective Test
    • Bona Vacantia
  • CHAPTER 10 Custody of Children
    • Introduction
    • Meaning of Custody
    • Entitlement to Custody
    • Rights Flowing from Custody
    • Remedies for Enforcing or Claiming Custody
    • Custody Agreements
    • Types of Orders
    • Duration of Orders
    • Welfare of Child First and Paramount Consideration
    • Statutory Provisions Relating to Custody Applications
    • General Content of Legislation
    • Custody Disputes: General Principles
    • Wishes of the Child
    • Religion
    • Financial Considerations
    • Moral Welfare
    • The Unimpeachable Parent
    • Young Children
    • Existence of Brothers and Sisters
    • Parent and Third Party Disputes
    • Children Born Out of Wedlock
    • Recent Legislation
  • CHAPTER 11 Adoption
    • Introduction
    • Test to Be Applied in Adoption Cases
    • Pre-judicial Stage
    • Judicial Stage
    • Consent of the Putative Father
    • Intercountry Adoptions
    • Effect of Adoption
    • Further Comments and Proposals for Reform
  • CHAPTER 12 Care and Protection of Children
    • Introduction
    • Problems Faced by Children
    • Common Law Position
    • Statutory Protection
    • Physical Injury
    • Abandonment, Indecent Assault, Abduction, Stealing of a Child
    • Cruelty, Causing a Child to Beg, Suffocation of a Child, Burning of a Child
    • Restrictions Against Employing Children
    • Domestic Violence
    • Moral Protection
    • Marriage
    • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
    • Juvenile Justice
  • CHAPTER 13 Child Law in the Commonwealth Caribbean and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
    • Introduction
    • The Convention
    • Children's Rights in the Commonwealth Caribbean
    • Convention as a Positive Influence
    • Inadequacies of the Convention
  • APPENDIX A: Trinidad and Tobago, Age of Majority Act
  • APPENDIX B: Trinidad and Tobago, Status of Children Act
  • APPENDIX C: Antigua and Barbuda, Domestic Violence (Summary Proceedings) Act
  • APPENDIX D: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • INDEX
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • J
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    • P
    • R
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