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United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

United nations convention on the rights of the child (UNCRC)

An international convention, adopted almost around the world, that defines the rights of any child, anywhere, regardless of race, creed or culture (see also entry for Rights).

The above definition of the UNCRC gives an idea of the enormity of the task faced by those who drafted it, a task faced previously by their predecessors who drafted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, which was adopted by the League of Nations (the forerunner of the United Nations) at Geneva in 1924, and subsequently the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, adopted in 1959 by the General Assembly of the United Nations. The Declaration of Geneva ...

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