Participation, Protection, and Provision Rights (Three Ps), UNCRC

The United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) was adopted in 1989 and ratified by almost the entire world soon after. The UNCRC, which consists of 54 articles, can be classified broadly under three major components: (1) provision, (2) participation, and (3) protection rights (known as the ‘Three Ps’). The substance of the document deliberates what children are entitled to as their rights and what are the responsibilities of the nation-states and adult members of the society to ensure those rights to every child with non-discrimination and also by putting children’s best interest at the centre of execution. Two protocols were added in 2000 in order to prohibit the forceful recruitment of child soldiers and prohibit child pornography, child prostitution, and ...

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