Edited by Stephen Tully
Chapter 19: UN: Convention on Rights of the Child, 1989
19. UN: Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989 Commentary: The Convention (UN Doc A/44/49(1989), entry into force 1990) is administered by the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC), a body of independent experts which assesses national reports on implementation and issues general comments on thematic issues. Although it cannot consider individual complaints, the CRC also monitors implementation of the Optional Protocols on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflicts (UN Doc A/54/49, Vol III (2000), entry into force 2002) and on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography (extracted below). In addition to the provisions extracted below, State Parties have also recognised for every child the rights to non-discriminatory treatment (Article 2), life (6), a name, nationality and identity (7 & 8), freedom of expression (13 & 14), freedom of association and peaceful assembly (15), the highest attainable standard of health (24), social security (26), an adequate standard of living (27), education (28 & 29), culture (30) and rest and leisure (31). Under Article 18, parents have the primary responsibility for the upbringing and development of children. However, special provisions apply to adopted (Articles 20 & 21) and disabled children (23). See further, www.ohchr.org. Article 1 For the purposes of the present Convention, a child means every human being below the age of eighteen years unless under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier. Article 3 1. In all actions concerning children, whether undertaken by public or private social welfare institutions, courts of law,...
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