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ERIC Number: EJ842895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1881-4832
A View of Children in a Global Age: Concerning the Convention of Children's Rights
Horio, Teruhisa
Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, n1 p91-99 Dec 2006
After the establishment of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, the implementation of the Convention became the obligation of the government of each country and the responsibility of every society. However, in reality, many infringements on the rights of children, both visible and invisible, exist not only due to starvation, insecurity and warfare in developing countries, but also as a result of poverty in many of highly developed countries. In this paper I will first discuss the state of children in the world briefly according to UNICEF reports, and then the situation of children in Japan according to NGO's and Citizens' reports. Secondly, I would like to comment on the development of the ideas of "discovery of childhood", and children's rights from modern age to the Convention. Thirdly, I will construct the contents of the rights of children in the global age, reconsidering the relationship between human rights, children's rights and children's human rights. A Child is a human being. A child is a child, not miniature adult. A Child is growing being. Thus, the right to live, to develop, to express views, to learn and to require and receive education are the cores of the rights of children. The fulfillment of children's rights involves the fundamental basis of human rights. In conclusion, a child has to be respected as a human being, to be heard and to be responded to. We must widen our perspective beyond the frontier of one country. Peace and living-together in harmony with nature will be the prerequisite conditions for protecting children and for implementation of the Convention. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan