Convention on the Rights of the Child

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CIDE) is an international treaty adopted by the United Nations in 1989. It was signed by all the countries of the world and ratified by almost all of them (only the United States has not ratified it yet). The CRC is an extension to the Declaration of Human Rights adapted to the specific needs of the children.

The objective of the CRC is to promote and protect the rights of the Children . Its main guide line is that all children are equal, thus it fights againts all kind of discrimination. It introduces the notion of superior interest of the child,which mains that any decision made for a child has to take into consideration the well-being of the child as well as allowing him to grow-up in good care, health and education, he can develop to the maximum of his capacity express himself and have future perspectives.
It is completed by 3 Optional protocols on:
• the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography;
• the involvement of children in armed conflict;
• a communications procedure.