Children’s rights are a set of fundamental rights and freedoms that must be guaranteed to every child (a child is a person below the age of 18), without exception and regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, language, religion, political or other belief, national or social origin, property status, birth or other circumstances related to the child or their family. The rights and best interests of the child shall be prioritised in any relationship and in the work of the institutions affecting the child. Children’s rights include the right to education, health, housing and social security, contact with parents, a fair trial, as well as the right not to suffer violence and the rights of children with special needs.
Example: I worked in an orphanage and saw another employee behaving cruelly towards one of the children. I am not sure who is should turn to – the institution’s management or another institution.
More information about the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
- Children’s Right to be Free from Violence
- Children’s Right to Contact with Parents (Access Rights)
- Mechanisms for the Protection of Children’s Rights
- Specialised Knowledge in the Field of Children’s Rights
- Rights of Children with Special Needs
- Children’s Right to a Fair Trial
- Children’s Right to Health
- Children’s Right to Education
- Children’s Right to Housing and Social Security
- Children’s Property Rights