Right of the Week

Article 1 Everyone under 18 has these rights.

All people under 18 have the rights the UNCRC talks about, no matter who they are.

Human Rights Day is observed every year on December the 10th. This is the day, in 1948, that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). As well as these human rights, there are rights which apply to every child under 18, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). For the full list of rights in the UNCRC go to https://cypcs.org.uk/rights/uncrc/articles/.

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. […] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.” Eleanor Roosevelt

For more information about Human Rights Day and the UDHR visit https://www.un.org/en/observances/human-rights-day

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