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ERIC Number: ED354980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug-4
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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How the Convention on the Rights of the Child Provides for the Survival and Development of the Child.
Backstrom, Kerstin
This paper discusses the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was adopted in 1989 and, over the next approximately 3 years, was ratified by 117 member countries. After a brief historical overview of children's rights, the paper presents a summary and analysis of the Convention's preamble, which states the preconditions of the convention and sets out guidelines for interpreting the convention, and articles of the convention. The articles include 41 substantial texts which are divided into three groups of articles which deal with: (1) provision for children's rights to survival and development; (2) protection of children from separation from their family, exploitation, and violence; and (3) children's participation in decisions that affect their lives. The convention also included four articles that concern the implementation of the convention, and nine articles that outline the conditions under which the convention will enter into force. Several articles that are especially important are discussed in greater detail. Sweden's responsibility as a ratifying nation is discussed, and suggestions for improving the standards and adding new articles are offered. (MM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child