This book is probing, exploratory critique and analysis of the numerous legal issues relating to children. These issues range from child labour to sexual, mental and physical abuse and parental rights to educational rights. Confronting he factors of gender, class and race which also act as deterrents in meting out equal justice for every child, it assesses the various legal frameworks of many countries, and what each country has done about this issue. Locating the problems associated with children within the essentially patriarchal social set-up, it studies the various laws within place for children, existing problems like child trafficking and emerging ones like cybercrime, what steps have been taken with regards to these issues, and what more can be done. Targeting human rights activists as well as child welfare sociologists, psychologists and lawyers, this highly informative book should prove to be quite insightful for the reader.