Children's Rights


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Children's rights

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) formulates human rights from a children's perspective. It is their special situation in life and partly their special vulnerability that requires a concretization of human rights for children, such as the right to life, freedom of opinion, freedom of religion, education and health care. The best interest of the child is the central issue and requires priority consideration. According to the UN Convention, every young person under the age of 18, which includes juveniles, are defined as children.