To secure the basic needs of children, the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on November 20, 1989, the 30th anniversary of its Declaration of the Rights of the Child. The Convention went into force on September 2, 1990 when enough nations ratified it. Currently, 196 nations have ratified the Convention, including many members of the United Nations. Somalia became the latest country to ratify it in 2015. The CRC is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history.
The Library of Congress has done a great deal to support Article 17 of the Convention which is the media-focused article that stresses the right of children to information and material and includes a requirement for the publication and dissemination of children’s books.
Many Americans recognize Children’s Day on June 1, as do several other countries. A day dedicated to children and their legal rights is celebrated on many different days throughout the world, with November 20 being the other popular date for the holiday. At the Law Library, we will commemorate it today. We have published a number of reports and blog posts related to children’s rights, and developed a large collection of children’s rights related material here for our users to explore. We hope you’ll stop by our Children’s Rights display next time you’re in the Law Library Reading Room.
Law Library reports:
Children’s Rights: International Laws, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Nicaragua, Russia and the United Kingdom. August 2007.
Related In Custodia Legis blog posts:
A sampling of our holdings in the stacks:
K639.C682 2012 Cotter, Anne-Marie Mooney. Little angels: an international legal perspective on child discrimination.
KSC154.2.D47 2013 Desafios: direitos das crianças na Guiné-Bissau.
KZ7150.G76 2012 Grover, Sonja C. Humanity’s children: ICC jurisprudence and the failure to address the genocidal forcible transfer of children.
K3248.C55 H37 2012 Harris-Short, Sonia. Aboriginal child welfare, self-government and the rights of indigenous children: protecting the vulnerable under international law.
K639.J39 2011 Jawharī, Najwān. al-Ḥimāyah al-duwalīyah li-ḥuqūq al-ṭifl fī al-ẓurūf al-istithnāʼīyah: dirāsah fī ḍawʼ aḥkām al-ʻurf al-duwalī wa-al-qānūn al-duwalī al-insānī .
K639.A41989 K35 2011 Kaime, Thoko. The Convention on the Rights of the Child: a cultural legitimacy critique.
KJK602.K78 2011 Kruger, Thalia. International child abduction: the inadequacies of the law.
K639.A41996 L69 2012 Lowe, N. V. (Nigel V.) The 1996 Hague Convention on the Protection of Children.
KD779.L69 2016 Lowe, N. V. (Nigel V.). International movement of children: law, practice and procedure 2nd ed.
KD735.M327 2010 MacDonald, Alistair. The rights of the child: law and practice.
K639.M39 2013 Mawlá, Muʼayyad Saʻd Allāh Ḥamadūn. al-Masʼūlīyah al-duwalīyah ʻan intihāk ḥuqūq al-ṭifl fī ẓill al-iḥtilāl al-ḥarbī .
K639.M84 2005 Muḥammadayn, Sayyid. Ḥuqūq al-insān bayna al-naẓarīyah wa-al-taṭbīq fī majāl istirātījīyāt ḥimāyat al-ṭufūlah.
K639.N55 2013 Nilsson, Ann-Charlotte. Children and youth in armed conflict.
KKP515.5.P73 2012 Prawa dziecka: konteksty prawne i pedagogiczne.
K5295.R37 2013 Rao, Sunil Salankey. Trafficking of children for sexual exploitation: public international law 1864-1950.
K639.R63 2014 Robitaille-Froidure, Amélie. Protection du mineur et liberté d’expression sur Internet: étude comparée des droits français et américain à l’aune du droit européen et international.
KKJ5515.5.S253 2012 Šalaševičiūtė, Rimantė. Vaiko teisės ir pareigos kasdieniame gyvenime.
KTL515.5.S33 2011 Schäfer, Lawrence Ivan. Child law in South Africa: domestic and international perspectives.
KNG1475.S33 2014 Schapper, Andrea. From the global to the local: how international rights reach Bangladesh’s children.
K707.S38 2013 Schuz, Rhona. The Hague Child Abduction Convention: a critical analysis.
KJE5202.S668 2014 Smyth, Ciara. European asylum law and the rights of the child.
K639.A6 T46 2012 Temas de actualidad jurídica sobre la niñez.
K639.A35 Y68 2012 Youth rights: a sourcebook on international agreements.
K639.Z395 2009 Zaynālī, Amīr Ḥamzah. Abʻād-i ḥuqūqī va jurmʹshinākhtī-i ḥimāyat az kūdakān va nawjavānān dar maʻraz̤-i khaṭa.
Any title from the series Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1574-8626), would be appropriate, for example:
Κ639.S26 2012 Sandifolo Kamchedzera, Garton. Article 5: the child’s right to appropriate direction and guidance.
K3255.S23 2012 Sacino, Sherry Wheatley. Article 17: access to a diversity of mass media sources.
K1821.S94 2012 Swepston, Lee. Article 32: protection from economic exploitation.