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Right of the Month - December

1st Dec 2019

This month we are focusing on Article 1.

“The Convention applies to all children and young people under the age of 18.”

(UNCRC, Article 1)

Children are ‘rights holders’. They hold all the rights listed in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

These rights are:

  • Universal meaning for all children, everywhere, all of the time.

  • Unconditional meaning they are not a reward and not dependent on a responsibility or performing an action to get them. However, because they are universal and for everyone equally, our actions should respect the rights of others and not deny their rights. This isrights respecting behaviour and actions.

  • Inalienable meaning you cannot give them away or sell them and no one can take them from you.

  • Indivisible meaning no right is more important than another one. They are a whole package and they are interlinked.

  • Inherent meaning they are yours because you are born a human.