Saturday, February 23, 2008

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international agreement on the rights of children that was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in November 1989. It entered into force as international law on 2 September 1990. Having been ratified by all but two countries in the world (the U.S.A. and Somalia), this Convention is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history. It is also the most complete statement of children's rights ever made and provides an internationally agreed framework of minimum standards necessary for the well-being of the child to which every child and young person under 18 is entitled. Children's Rights Alliance has a good explanation of the convention written in plain language.

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