Thursday, 20 November 2014

The UNCRC at 25

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is the most widely ratified human rights convention in history, and today is its 25th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England has produced a short film which explains the Convention in simple terms (see embedded video below). The Convention itself is available online, while a summary version can also be viewed. Last year UNICEF UK published a report which examined how the UNCRC is being legally implemented in 12 countries.

All of this activity is quite timely, given that yesterday the Children's Rights Alliance for England published their annual State of Children's Rights in England report. To view this publication, click here.

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