Guiding principles for the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CROC)
Guiding principles that underpin the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (CROC): the definition of the child; that the convention applies to all children; and a focus on the best interests of the child. United Nations
World declaration on the survival, protection and development of children
The World declaration on the survival protection and development of children agreed to at the World Summit for Children at the United Nations in 1990. It details the opportunity, the challenge, the task and the next steps that need to be taken. United Nations
Children's needs are so important they are called rights
Children need things like clean water, nutritious food, a safe place to live and the opportunities to see a doctor and to stay healthy. Because children's 'needs' are so important, they are called 'rights', and these 'rights' are protected in a legal document that is called the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CROC). Canada
Children without rights
'Children as victims' details the circumstances in which children's rights are violated in countries around the world. Belgium
How does the Convention on the Rights of the Child deal with young children?
How does the Convention deal with young children? How far can their rights be separated from their parents' and how can due weight be given to their views. Canada
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