Documentation Materials

Gangs: an important factor in violence among and against children

According to the UN Study on Violence Against Children, “gangs are an important factor in violence...

The General Principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

All rights in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) are linked and must be considered as...

Violence Against Children: Honour Killings

Honour killings describe the murder of a female family member because she is believed to have...

Children's rights and HIV and AIDS

The headline news of UNAIDS latest report reveals that the global AIDS epidemic is on the wane. The...

Children’s Right to Health and Welfare

Over six million children under the age of five died in 2012, and more than half of these deaths...

Violence Against Children: Harmful Traditional Practices

Although there is sometimes disagreement as to what the term covers, the UN Study on Violence...

Infanticide: What can be done about it?

Many societies have practised infanticide, which refers to the death of children under 12 months...

What does 'implementation' mean in terms of the Convention on the Rights of the Child?

For children's rights to have meaning, it is not enough for States to accept - or ratify - the ...

What is justice when it comes to children’s rights?

The law can be a very powerful tool for enforcing human rights and addressing violations. But the...

CRC article 40: Administration of Juvenile Justice

-            States Parties recognize the right of every child alleged as, accused of, or...

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