Human Rights in Youth Sport: A Critical Review of Children's Rights in Competitive Sport by Paulo DavidHuman Rights in Youth Sport: A Critical Review of Children's Rights in Competitive Sport by Paulo David

Human Rights in Youth Sport: A Critical Review of Children's Rights in Competitive Sport

byPaulo DavidEditorPaulo David

Paperback | December 29, 2004

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Does competitive sport respect children's human rights? Is intensive training child labour? Is competitive stress a form of child abuse?

The human rights of children have been recognized in the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and ratified by 192 countries. Paulo David's work makes it clear, however, that too often competitive sport fails to recognize the value of respect for international child rights norms and standards.

Human Rights in Youth Sportoffers critical analysis of some very real problems within youth sport and argues that the future development of sport depends on the creation of a child-centred sport system. Areas of particular concern include issues of:

  • over-training
  • physical, emotional and sexual abuse
  • doping and medical ethics
  • education
  • child labour
  • accountability of governments, sports federations, coaches and parents.

The text will be essential reading for anybody with an interest in the ethics of sport, youth sport, coaching and sports development.

Title:Human Rights in Youth Sport: A Critical Review of Children's Rights in Competitive SportFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.9 inPublished:December 29, 2004Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415305594

ISBN - 13:9780415305594

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Table of Contents

Part 1. The Conceptual Frame Part 2. In the best interests of the child? Part 3. Abuse and violence: the integrity of the child athlete Part 4. The economics of sports and its impact on the rights of young athletes Part 5. Empowering young athletes Part 6. It's just a game? responsibilities of adults Part 7. Reversing trends: human rights as a powerful tool