ECRU's Publications 

For recent publications, please visit our Projects and Campaigns page, where related publications and presentations are included within each project.

Previous publications by ECRU members:


  • Cairns, L., Byrne, S., Davis, J. M., Johnson, R., Konstantoni, K., & Kustatscher, M. Children’s Rights to Education – Where is the Weight for Children’s Views? The International Journal of Children's Rights, 26(1), 38-60
  • Daly, A. Children, Autonomy and the Courts: Beyond the Right to be Heard (Brill/Nijhoff, 2018)
  • Esson, J., & Drywood, E. (2018). Challenging popular representations of child trafficking in football. Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, 4(1), 60-72
  • Garde, A., Byrne, S., Gokani, N., & Murphy, B, A Child Rights-Based Approach to Food Marketing: A Guide for Policy Makers (Report Commissioned by UNICEF)
  • Goldson, B. Juvenile Justice in Europe: Past, Present and Future, (Book)
  • Heah, R. Sex Education gets a revamp but parents still allowed to opt kids out, The Conversation, July 27, 2018.
  • Stalford, H. E. (2018). David and Goliath: Due Weight, the State and Determining Unaccompanied Children’s Fate. Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, Vol 32, No 3, 2018, pp. 258-283
  • Yilmaz, S., Esson, J., Darby, P., Drywood, E., & Mason, C. (2018). Children’s rights and the regulations on the transfer of young players in football. International Review for the Sociology of Sport


  • Daly, A. ‘Rewriting of the Castle Case’ in Helen Stalford, Kathryn Hollingsworth and Stephen Gilmore, Children’s Rights Judgments: From Academic Vision to New Practice (Hart, 2017)
  • Daly, A. “The Judicial Interview in Cases on Children’s Best Interests: Lessons for Ireland” 20 Irish Journal of Family Law 3 (2017)
  • Daly, A. ‘The Judicial Interview: The Right of a Child?’ Magistrates’ Association Magazine (Apr-May 2017)
  • Garde, A., Byrne, S., Gokani, N., & Murphy, B. (2017). For a Children’s Rights Approach to Obesity Prevention: The Key Role of an Effective Implementation of the WHO Recommendations, European Journal of Risk Regulation
  • Stalford, H., Cairns, L. and Marshall, J. Achieving Child Friendly Justice Through Child Friendly Methods: Let's Start with the Right to Information, Social Inclusion, 2017, 5(3), 207
  • Stalford, H., Hollingsworth, K. and Gilmore, S. (eds) Rewriting Children's Rights Judgements: From Academic Vision to New Practice, (2017, Oxford: Hart) (visit the publisher's website)




  • Stalford, H. (2014), 'The Relevance of EU Citizenship to Children', at the workshop 'Childhood, Youth and European Citizenship', co-hosted by the Sussex European Institute, CIRCY and New Europeans.
  • Drywood, EW (2014) 'Situating the EU at the Forefront of a Children's Rights Approach to Asylum Law: Making the Case for, and Exploring the Role of, Suprational Rights Protection'. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law vol 36 issue 1.
  • Goldson, B. (2014) ‘Youth Justice in a Changing Europe: Crisis Conditions and Alternative Visions’, in European Commission and the Council of Europe, Perspectives on Youth: 2020 what do you see?’. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing.
  • Stalford, H. (2014) ‘Using the Convention on the Rights of the Child in litigation under EU law’ in Liefaard, T. and Doek, J. (eds) (2014) Litigating the Rights of the Child, London, Springer.
  • Stalford, H. (2014) ‘Family Migration: A UK Perspective’, in Eekelaar, J. and George, R. (eds.) (2014), Routledge Handbook of Family Law and Policy, Oxford, Routledge.
  • Stalford, H. Cairns, L and Marshall, L. (2014) 'Making the Child Friendly Justice Guidelines Child Friendly', Project Report and associated digital outputs produced at the request of the Council of Europe, December 2014.






Previous external publications and documents