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Children's Human Rights: Overview

How did this guide start?

At the Center for Childhood and Youth Studies " Human Rights" celebration, many resources were shared on Children's Rights and the Director for Center for Childhood and Youth Studies , Dr. Yvonne Vissing and Childhood Education and Care librarian together thought of creating a Children's Rights LibGuide, to share the wealth of resources with others who could not attend the conference. The Conference was held on November 28, 2023 at Salem State University. 

The Rights of the Child

University of Berkeley has a Hunam Rights Research Guide which has a section for Children's Rights. Credit given to University of Berkeley Library Research Librarians. 

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)  Dedicated to changing how societies and governments view children and to making the enforcement of current human rights more inclusive of children.

European Commission: Rights of the Child.  European Union site with resources on the EU's work on the rights of the child.

State of the World's Children. UNICEF’s flagship publication that closely examines key issues affecting children. 

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Section on the Rights of the Child on the UNICEF web site.

United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. Body of 18 Independent experts that monitors implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child by its State parties.  

Children's Human Rights

Children Around the World: What We Are Doing to Improve Their Lives

Children's Rights

In 1989, after decades of cooperation, and building on various global children’s rights documents, the United Nations adopted the framework called the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. (UNCRC)

Because children have a right to know about the special rights that apply to them, a child-friendly version of the UNCRC is also available. Both documents are available in multiple languages. 


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