ERIC Number: ED438941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Rights: Reality or Rhetoric? The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: The First Ten Years.
Bell, Bill; Brett, Rachel; Marcus, Rachel; Muscroft, Sarah
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), unanimously adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1989, formally recognized children as bearers of rights and established an internationally accepted framework for the treatment of all children. This book examines the progress that has been made in safeguarding children's rights in the past 10 years and discusses the practical difficulties in implementing the Convention in areas where child laborers and child soldiers are common. Following an overview of the Convention, Chapter 2 of the book examines the development of children's rights and CRC successes. Chapters 3 and 4 look at two key issues, child soldiers and child labor. Chapter 5 brings together 25 country reports outlining the domestic situation for children in the member countries of the International Save the Children Alliance under four key areas: (1) sexual exploitation; (2) juvenile justice; (3) displacement; and (4) education. The concluding chapter presents a call to governments and the wider civil society to recognize their collective responsibilities and work together to promote and protect children's rights, creating a world where children are truly seen and heard. Two appendices contain the text of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and list the members of the International Save the Children Alliance. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Labor, Child Welfare, Children, Childrens Rights, Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries, Juvenile Justice, Military Personnel, Pornography, Refugees, Sexual Abuse, Trend Analysis, Youth Problems
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Save the Children, London (England).
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child