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The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and young children


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Abstract: Built on varied legal systems and cultural traditions, the Convention on the Rights of the Child is a universally agreed set of non-negotiable standards and obligations. It spells out the basic human rights that children everywhere – without discrimination – have: the right to survival; to develop to the fullest; to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation; and to participate fully in family, cultural and social life. Every right spelled out in the Convention is inherent to the human dignity and harmonious development of every child. The Convention protects children's rights by setting standards in health care, education and legal, civil and social services. These standards are benchmarks against which progress can be assessed. States that are party to the Convention are obliged to develop and undertake all actions and policies in the light of the best interests of the child.
Authors: Smale, J.
Category: Policy
End Page: 5
Serial number: 98
ISSN: 1387-9553
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: children , human rights
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2001
Right: © 2001 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Culture, Society and Religion
Start Page: 3
Title: The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and young children