The implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in the Caribbean was met with the issue of parental resistance. The concept of children's rights was characterised as foreign to parents. The critical traits valued in the Caribbean are obedience and mannerliness. As a result, the concept of Children's Rights is seen as undermining the right of the parent to control and discipline the child and develop the valued traits. The Convention for the Rights of the Child was signed by Barbados on 19 April 1990 and ratified on 9 October 1990. At the time of ratification, some of the legislative requirements necessary to implement the Convention were already in place. "Since ratification of the Convention, two areas were specifically addressed, namely: (a)the non-imposition of capital punishment in respect of convicted offenders under the age of 18 years; (b)the provision of legal services to and for the benefit of minors." In order to assist in the publicizing of the Convention, many activities were held. These include the following: Several discussions on the Convention were held with various schools, Parent- Teacher Associations, churches and youth groups across the island. These were held as a part of the Child Care Board's commitment to public education.
Government Information Service made a commitment to utilize radio and television to make the public more aware of the Convention.
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...The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)
In 1989 world leaders decided that children needed a convention that protected their rights and that people recognised that children had rights too. They felt that children needed special care and protection that adults do not The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the first legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rights—civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights.
The Convention has set out these rights in 54 articles and two Optional Protocols. It covers all the basic human rights and states that children everywhere have: the right to survival; to develop to the fullest; to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation; and to participate fully in family, cultural and social life. The four core principles of the Convention are non-discrimination; devotion to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development; and respect for the views of the child. Every right spelled out in the Convention is inherent to the human dignity and harmonious development of every child. The Convention protects children's...
...Children rights under the UN Convention
“No social problem is universal as the oppression of a child. No slave was ever so much the property of his master as the child is of his parent” (Maria Montessori). Children rights are applicable to every human being under the age of 18 years, regardless of their race, sex, colour or social background. Despite the rights outline by the United NationConvention there are various persons who try to violate these rights. Children are like flowers they have to be nourished and groom so that they can blossom and spread their fragrances for a brighter future. In the United Nation Convention there are four categories of rights. This paper will clearly explain these categories of rights and present a discussion on whether or not these rights are being violated or catered to.
The United Nation Convention on the rights of a Child is a comprehensive, internationally, binding agreement on the rights of children, adopted by the United Nation General Assembly in 1989. This convention is established to transform the way the world view children. The Convention protects children's rights by setting standards in health care, education and legal, civil and social services. The...
...UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was brought into effect to recognise that Children needed their own set of specific human rights that should be protected and that these were a universal right not a privilege. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was drawn up and accepted by the UN in 1989. The UK government agreed to abide by the principles in 1991 and it was fully implemented in 1992. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most universally recognised set of standards for protecting the rights of children and numerous countries have agreed to abide by it. The Convention forms a set of articles that highlight the minimum entitlements of all children. These articles have been split into four main categories: the general requirements for all the rights; the basic rights to life, survival and development of one’s full potential; being kept safe from harm; and respecting the views of the child. The Convention also sets out minimum standards in areas such as health care, education and social services to protect those children’s rights. There are 54 articles in total that apply to all children with no exceptions,...
...Convention on the Rights of the Child
Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by
General Assembly resolution 44/25
of 20 November 1989
entry into force 2 September 1990, in accordance with article 49
The States Parties to the present Convention,
Considering that, in accordance with the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations, recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,
Bearing in mind that the peoples of the United Nations have, in the Charter, reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights and in the dignity and worth of the human person, and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,
Recognizing that the United Nations has, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the International Covenants on Human Rights, proclaimed and agreed that everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth therein, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status,
Recalling that, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations...
The Rights of the Child
* Children's Rights in India
1. Children right of protection
Child sexual and emotional abuse in India
hildren abuse is considered as a serious phenomenon in many countries around the world in which a person below the age of eighteen is being emotionally and sexually maltreated. I had chose India because India as in other countries lacks the understanding of the extent and trends of the problem. India has to acknowledge the consequences of the child abuse, which absolutely has serious physical and psychosocial that affect the health and overall well-being of a child. The issue of child abuse and violation is one of the most critical matters on the international human rights agenda. Hence, in Indian the acceptance of childrights as primary inviolable rights is fairly recent, as is the universal understanding of it. Therefore, the Ministry of Women and Child Development, and the government of India, in 2005, attempts to understand the extent of the problem, its dimensions as well as its intensity.
A. Child emotional abuse:
The World Health Organization has defined this issue as "Emotional abuse includes the failure to provide a developmentally appropriate, supportive environment". In addition, the main forms of...
DEFINITION OF CHILD AND MEANING OF CHILDRIGHTS
(ChildRights and Social Action)
3rd Year Hons.
Topic: Definition of a child and meaning of childrights
INTRODUCTION TO CHILDHOOD
Children and childhood across the world, have broadly been construed in terms of a ‘golden age’ that is synonymous with innocence, freedom, joy, play and the like. It is the time when, spared the rigours of adult life, one hardly shoulders any kind of responsibility and obligations. But, then, it is also true that children are vulnerable, especially when very young. The fact that children are vulnerable, they need to be cared for and protected from the ‘harshness of the world outside’ and around. This being so, the adult-child relation, parents in particular, is said to provide ‘care and protection’- serving thereby the ‘best interests of the child’ and meeting their day-to-day ‘needs of survival and development’. The adult is presumed to be the guardian and in that respect expected to take the responsibility of child’s welfare and development. Whether or not, the premise underlying this is correct or not, the childhood ‘reality’ on the whole is questionable, demanding critical evaluation. Accordingly, idealistic notions and representations associated with children and childhood have been...
...Violation of ChildRights
First of all, if we want to talk about violation of childrights we have to define childrights, what they are, and to whom they are intended.”A child is any human being below the age of eighteen years, unless under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier.", World leaders in 1989 decided that children needed a special convention, because children often need special care and protection that adults do not. The leaders also wanted to make sure that people under 18 year old have human rights too.
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989 and entry into force on September 2nd 1990. The Convention spells out the basic human rights that children everywhere have: the right to survival; to develop to the fullest; to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation; and to participate fully in family, cultural and social life. The four foundation principles of the Convention are non-discrimination; devotion to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development; and respect for the views of the...
...Convention on the Rights of the Child UPHOLD BY UNICEF
The rights of education are stressed out in the Convention on the Rights of the Child in article 23, 28 and 29 respectively. In these articles, it is about the right of mentally or physically incapacitates children, the right of children to educations and all that goes with it such as disciplines and among other things.
In article 23 (1) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child is where the States Parties will recognised a mentally or physically disabled child and they should enjoy a full and decent life, to ensure dignity, promote self-reliance and facilitate the child's active participation in the community. Children who have any kind of disability have the right to special care and support, as well as all the rights in the Convention, so that they can live full and independent lives.
Article 23(2) and (3) of the convention talks about the special rights of the disable child and the extensions that will be given to the disabled child using available sources which may be deem appropriate to the child's condition and to the circumstances of the parents or others caring for the child. Also, the articles talks about that...