3 There is a children’s rights movement but it has never attempted to limit adult autonomy in the way described here. Instead, it has looked upon the state as the mechanism to reduce child labor, hunger, illness, mistreatment, etc.
4 Much of this section comes from my forthcoming book, Human Rights in Thick and Thin Societies: The Universal Declaration and Bridging the Gap.
5 See, for example, Council of Europe, Collected Edition of the ‘Travaux Préparatoires,’ Volume VI (Dordrecht; Boston; Lancaster: Martinus Nijhoff, 1985), 78-81 and 126-129.
6 See, for example, Thomas Buergenthal, “The American and European Convention on Human Rights: Similarities and Differences,” The American University Law Review 30 (1980-1981): 165; A.H. Robertson, “Humanitarian Law and Human Rights,” in C. Swinarski (ed.), Études et essais sur le droit international humanitaire et sur les principes de la Croix-Rouge en l’honneur de Jean Pictet / Studies and Essays on International Humanitarian Law and Red Cross Principles in Honour of Jean Pictet (Geneva: CICR/Martinus Nijhoff, 1984), 798; Aristidis S. Calogeropoulos-Stratis, Droit humanitaire et droits de l’homme (Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 1981), 130.
7 Ilia Siatitsa and Maia Titberidze, “Human Rights in Armed Conflict From the Perspective of the Contemporary State Practice in the United Nations: Factual Answers to Certain Hypothetical Challenges,” ADH Genève Research Paper, 2011.