Convention on the Rights of the Child

It was only with the League of Nations that there was an international effort to define what a child is and protect them with special legislation. In five chapters, the League’s 1924 Declaration of the Rights of the Child spelled out rights of children and the responsibilities of adults. Since then, due mainly to war and the U.N.’s efforts to counter the destructive aftermath, numerous declarations about human and child rights came into existence. The U.N. had declared 1979 the Year of the Child and that year Poland suggested a group to write a charter which only takes form as the CRC and is signed a decade later.

Source: iowauna.org

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