-rights that extend to both children and adults -rights that extend to adults but not to children -rights that extend only to children
Rights that Apply to Children and Adults
-life -freedom of expression -education -due process before the law -non-discrimination
Rights of Adults but not Children
-to vote -autonomy to make decisions independently of those who have responsibility for them -to the adult right to self-determination
Rights that apply only to Children
-to play -to have their best interests given primary consideration -to protection from abuse and exploitation -to alternative care when families cannot provide it
Types of Rights
- social - economic - cultural - protective - civil and political
What does convention do?
-promotes philosophy of respect for children -recognizes children as subjects of legal rights -challenges traditional views of children as passive recipients of care and protection -insists that children are entitled to have their needs met and thereby imposes obligation on adults
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