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A child's right to veto in England and Wales - another welfare ploy? [2003] CFLQ 57
Date:23 SEP 2011

In the context of the history of the Adoption and Children Act 2002, this article contrasts the approach of English legislation and case-law with the Family Code of the Russian Federation in relation to a child's right to veto decisions made about his future. Referring to empirical research conducted in Russia, it concludes that there is considerable merit in requiring the child's consent.

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