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  A/RES/44/25. Convention on the Rights of the Child (also contains Corr.1)
The child shall be registered immediately after birth and shall have the right from birth to a name, the right to acquire a nationality and, as far as possible, the right to know and be cared for by his or her parents.
States Parties shall assure to the child who is capable of forming his or her own views the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child, the views of the child being given due weight in accordance with the age and maturity of the child.
States Parties recognize the right of the child to be protected from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be hazardous or to interfere with the child's education, or to be harmful to the child's health or physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development.
www.un.org /documents/ga/res/44/a44r025.htm   (4182 words)

  
 Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)
In accordance with the obligation of States Parties under article 9, paragraph 1, applications by a child or his or her parents to enter or leave a State Party for the purpose of family reunification shall be dealt with by States Parties in a positive, humane and expeditious manner.
States Parties shall strive to ensure that no child is deprived of his or her right of access to such health care services forth in the present Convention and in other international human rights or humanitarian instruments to which the said States are Parties.
States Parties recognize the right of a child who has been placed by the competent authorities for the purposes of care, protection or treatment of his or her physical or mental health, to a periodic review of the treatment provided to the child and all other circumstances relevant to his or her placement.
www.cirp.org /library/ethics/UN-convention   (6505 words)

  
 Human Rights [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
The final and third generation of rights are associated with such rights as a right to national self-determination, a clean environment, and the rights of indigenous minorities.
Her right to receive an adequate education is a claim right held against the local education authority, which has a corresponding duty to provide her with the object of the right.
Human rights may be divided into five different categories and the principal object of securing human rights is the creation of the conditions for all individuals to have the opportunity to lead a minimally good life.
www.iep.utm.edu /h/hum-rts.htm   (10683 words)

  
 CRIN: Child Rights Information Network
New: The 60th Session of the Commission on Human Rights meets in Geneva for six weeks from 15 March to 23 April 2004.
The NGO Group for the Convention on the Rights of the Child has written a letter to Louise Arbour about its concern over the creation ofa unified standing treaty body.
NGO Alternative Reports for the 37th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (13 September - 1 October 2004) are now available.
www.crin.org   (452 words)

  
 University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
The child shall be registered immediately after birth and shall have the right from birth to a name, the right to acquire a nationality and.
Towards that end and in accordance with the obligation of States Parties under article 9, paragraph 1, States Parties shall respect the right of the child and his or her parents to leave any country, including their own, and to enter their own country.
The original of the present Convention, of which the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish texts are equally authentic, shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
www1.umn.edu /humanrts/instree/k2crc.htm   (5780 words)

  
 U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child - Main Page
The Children’s rights movement is fundamentally different, however, in that children, almost by definition, require somebody else to see to their needs until they are ready to assume control of their own lives.
The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most ratified of all the United Nations Human Rights treaties.
The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child is the body that monitors how well States are meeting their obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
www.canadiancrc.com /UN_CRC_webpage/UN_CRC.htm   (1200 words)

  
 The Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child ...
International Labor Organization Convention 182, adopted in 1999 and ratified by the U.S. in 2000, provides that State parties shall take immediate and effective measures to prohibit and eliminate the worst forms of child labor, including child prostitution and pornography.
The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography was adopted by the UN General Assembly on May 25, 2000 and came into force January 18, 2002.
Domestic investigations of child prostitution, child pornography, and trafficking of children for illicit purposes are vigorously prosecuted.
www.state.gov /r/pa/prs/ps/2002/16216.htm   (659 words)

  
 AAP Washington Office: Should Ratify U.N. Convention On The Rights Of The Child   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
U.S. Washington, DC-The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is once again urging Congress to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The 191 countries that have ratified the Convention are waiting on just two countries: the United States and Somalia.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 55,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
www.aap.org /advocacy/washing/ratify_unconvention.htm   (310 words)

  
 Convention on the Rights of the Child [1991] ATS 4
Convention on the Rights of the Child [1991] ATS 4
In any proceedings pursuant to paragraph 1 of the present article, all interested parties shall be given are opportunity to participate in the proceedings and make their views known.
A State Party which has submitted a comprehensive initial report to the Committee need not, in its subsequent reports submitted in accordance with paragraph 1(b) of the present article, repeat basic information previously provided.
www.austlii.edu.au /au/other/dfat/treaties/1991/4.html   (5905 words)

  
 Convention on the Rights of the Child
Convention on the Rights of the Child (Annex to above Resolution)
Recalling its previous resolutions, especially resolutions 33/166 of 20 December 1978 and 43/112 of 8 December 1988, and those of the Commission on Human Rights and the Economic and Social Council related to the question of a convention on the rights of the child,
Such notification shall take effect an the date on which it is received by the Secretary-General.
www.hri.org /docs/CRC89.html   (6447 words)

  
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 Convention on the Rights of the Child   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
For the purpose of examining the progress made by States Parties in achieving the realization of the obligations undertaken in the present Convention, there shall be established a
Committee on the Rights of the Child, which shall carry out the functions hereinafter provided.
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
www.unhchr.ch /html/menu3/b/k2crc.htm   (5793 words)

  
 Convention on the Rights of the Child
(a) Encourage the mass media to disseminate information and material of social and cultural benefit to the child and in accordance with the spirit of article 29;
(e) Encourage the development of appropriate guidelines for the protection of the child from information and material injurious to his or her well-being, bearing in mind the provisions of articles 13 and 18.
Created on July 18, 1995 / Last edited on January 27, 1997
www.hrweb.org /legal/child.html   (6320 words)

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