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UN Human Rights Standards and Mechanisms to Combat Violence against Children

A Contribution to the UN Secretary General’s Study on Violence against Children

  • Author: UNICEF-IRC
  • Publication date: June 2009
  • Page count: 54
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 06.XX.17

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The Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted in 1989, is the most widely ratified international human rights instrument. In spite of this wide acceptance, children continue to be routinely subject to many forms of violence. This publication is aimed to evoke the human rights framework set out in international instruments adopted by the United Nations. It also evaluates how treaty bodies established by human rights conventions and other UN human rights mechanisms address the protection of children from violence.