Current Developments

Voting rights for future?

Lowering the voting age from a children’s rights perspective

When John Stuart Mill referred to liberty as the greatest value that guarantees people’s freedom and right to have a choice, he pointed out that children were ‘incapable of being acted on by rational consideration of distant motives’ and therefore, unable to enjoy liberty and make decisions for themselves. Mill’s statement reflects a broader argument according to which the distinction between adults and children in political influence is justified due to …