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Articles in the United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) that state the child’s right to be protected from harm, neglect, and exploitation are categorized as Protection or Protection rights. These are a set of inalienable rights of a child to be safeguarded from harm, neglect, abuse, or exploitation by parents and family institutions that work in their best interest. Protection rights seek to safeguard children’s lives, well-being, and dignity. The states that ratify the UNCRC agree to create systems and processes to facilitate the fulfillment of these rights, which are monitored by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.

In the early 1990s, Protection was proposed as one of the three Ps model of classifying children’s rights. The three ...

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