This book attempts to trace the development of systematic protection of the rights of children through legal instruments, starting with the Geneva Declaration on the Rights of the Child (1924), and on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the child (1959), which paved the way for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child (1989). Students, judiciary officials, court officials, children's rights activists, implementers and practitioners of children's rights and anyone else interested in children's rights will find this book useful
John Kamya is a Senior Superintendent of Police in the Uganda Police Force, where he has been since 1994. He worked in the Community Affairs Department of the force from 1996 to 2004 from where he was appointed head of the Childcare and Family Protection Unit. He has a BA (SS), an MA (Human Rights), and a first-class Diploma in Mass Communication, all from Makerere University. He is currently pursuing a PhD on the subject of children’s rights at the same university as a Ford Foundation fellow. He has also written Rights of Children in Perspective (unpublished), and has contributed to Human Rights Training Manual and Firearms Training Manual for Police Officers.