Review of Helen Stalford, Kathryn Hollingsworth & Stephen Gilmore (eds), Rewriting Children's Rights Judgments: from Academic Vision to New Practice, Oxford and Portland, Oregon: Hart Publishing, 2017, 593 pp, hb £80.00.
If the sub‐title may seem a trifle self‐congratulatory, the main one may mislead. It would be more accurate, if more cumbersome, to say, ‘Law Reports Re‐Written from a Children's Rights Perspective’. This is a scholarly, informative and heartfelt work with no let‐downs. Perhaps the commentaries are inevitably more valuable given that they are analyses and not, unlike the ‘judgments’, necessarily largely imaginative. By the same token, the latter are more enjoyable and not merely for those academics who promoted themselves from spectators to players, critics to doers.