While many may believe that the concern for children's rights is a relatively recent phenomenon, it must be placed in its historical context. As early as 1919, the League of Nations established the Committee for the Protection of Children, and in 1923, the organization formally codified the rights of children in a series of proclamations referred to as the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, collectively endorsing a child's right—regardless of race or nationality—to survival, nutrition, shelter, healthcare, humanitarian relief, and protection ...

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