The Convention on the Rights of the Child[1]

By Elizabeth Jollimore Q.C.

Points to Consider

How to use the Convention:

The Convention's provisions – Are these relevant to the client's case or issues?

"No one can claim to be making decisions, or doing anything else; in the name of the welfare of the child or in the child's best interests unless the child's fundamental rights are recognized and respected at the same time."


[1]  Adapted from Jean-François Noël, "The Convention on the Rights of the Child."