Japanese Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Online ISSN : 2424-1652
Print ISSN : 0289-0968
ISSN-L : 0289-0968
Special Issue: Criminal, Legal Issues in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY: A REVIEW
Ken TAKAOKA
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2018 Volume 59 Issue 2 Pages 141-147

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Forensic psychiatry encompasses broad fields of research and practice ─ from psychiatric evaluation, criminology, ethical issues related to involuntary admission, to protection of children's rights in the community, school, and home. This paper first introduces the significance of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Second, Japan's childrelated laws including the Child Welfare Act, the Child Abuse Prevention Act, and the Juvenile Act are reviewed, extending to discussion of issues surrounding the Mental Health and Welfare Law, from the perspective of a child's capacity to consent.

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