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School Bullying Among Peers, Human Rights and the State’s Duty to Protect: The Case of Spain

Casla, Koldo (2020) 'School Bullying Among Peers, Human Rights and the State’s Duty to Protect: The Case of Spain.' The International Journal of Children's Rights, 28 (4). 778 - 804. ISSN 0927-5568

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Abstract

Bullying among peers prevents children from enjoying their human rights in schools without the threat of aggression, harassment and discrimination. However, the States’ duty to protect children from bullying remains loudly unexplored both in academia and in human rights practice. This article begins to fill a gap by articulating the States’ duty to protect children from physical, psychological or relational aggression caused by other children in an educational setting beyond a punitive or individualistic perspective. This is the first study to operationalise the States’ duty to protect children from bullying by examining the reliability of reporting mechanisms, the accuracy and disaggregation of data, and the quality of training for education professionals and future teachers in a country, in this case, Spain. The analysis relies on rigorous empirical research with focus groups and semi-structured interviews with 139 people in three Spanish regions, including parents, children, academics, bullying survivors and education professionals.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bullying, Duty to protect, education, human rights, international law, Spain
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 14:59
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2021 13:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/27582

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