The Convention of Rights of the Child is a declaration created by the United Nations on November 20th 1989. The bill, which is made up of 54 Articles addresses all aspects of rights that affect any persons under the age of 18.
According to B. Edmonds and W. Fernekes, authors of the Children’s Rights Handbook: the Convention not only includes rights that protect and provide for children but also rights giving children the highest standard of national or international legal rights available.
Overall the CRC acknowledges that people under the age of 18 have a right to a point of view and that these views are to be heard, and considered in all aspect of the minor’s welfare.
We, the undersigned call on the United States Senate to officailly ratify and
commit to the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child.
The The U.S.'s Ratification the UN's Convention of the Rights of The Child petition to Students was written by Natasha Warder and is in the category Children's Rights at GoPetition.