UNCROCUnited Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
UNCROCUnited Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (international convention)
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The Ethics Committee carefully weighed and gave credence to the issue of children's rights to protection, and acknowledged and confirmed Article 12 of the UNCROC that grants children the right to speak on matters that concern them.
The UNCROC provision that age and maturity must be taken into consideration often means that professional assumptions about children's competency to have and express a view, have a major influence on whether their views are sought.
If you want to read the absurd arguments from those who oppose the UNCROC visit noCRC.org.
One of the key principles for government policy and practice as outlined in the Agenda is that policies and practices should be consistent with the UNCROC. At the time of the research, although New Zealand was a signatory of UNCROC, and although the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child had twice recommended the repeal of Section 59, in 1997 and 2003 (Global Initiative to End all Corporal Punishment of Children (2)), it remained in force.
This paper discusses some of the findings and relates them to New Zealand's implementation of UNCROC.
ACYA seeks to promote understanding and implementation of UNCROC and to encourage implementation of its recommendations.
From the UNCRoC website we learned that Israel would be coming up for review by the UNCRC in May 2013.
It is noticeable that, to a great extent, these endorse the set of needs enshrined in UNCROC that are formulated as "rights" that a society should secure for all children, not just those selected by the State.
The fact that the mandatory detention of children classified as unlawful entrants is not the last resort, and the fact that they are not imprisoned for the shortest periods of time means Australia is in breach of UNCROC article 37 (ii).
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