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Involving children in the discussion on their rights

In partnership with the Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s University Belfast, we developed a set of educational cards to help young people around the world learn more about their rights.

Based on the attributes that the Indicators Development Team identified, and with input from a youth advisory group, we created child-friendly articles to describe each of the rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, using easy-to-understand language. We then held workshops around the world (called the Global Child Rights Dialogue project) to ask young people how they would know whether their rights were being implemented in their country.

Educational tool to support child rights

We put all of this information together into educational cards. These cards are free for everyone to download and print. We hope this will be a useful tool for young people to learn more about their rights and how to know whether or not they are being implemented.

These cards have been featured in the May 2020 e-Bulletin of ISSOP and the June 2020 Newsletter of the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children.

Open access book published by Springer

Monitoring State Compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - An Analysis of Attributes

The GlobalChild Indicators Development Team conducted a comprehensive and critical appraisal of the principles, provisions, and jurisprudence under the CRC. This involved a comprehensive examination of the treaty, its General Comments and Optional Protocols, and the relevant sections of other international human rights documents to fully understand and identify the key attributes of all substantive rights of children under the CRC. Identifying these attributes is crucial to building a set of indicators for each right. Such indicator sets will support State Parties (SPs) in understanding whether they are meeting their obligations to implement and uphold children’s rights and will enable SPs to track their own progress.

Monitoring State Compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - An Analysis of Attributes will document the methodology used in this process, and will describe all identified attributes and their interconnections. This book is edited and authored by Dr. Ziba Vaghri, D.h.c. Jean Zermatten, D.h.c. Gerison Lansdown, and Dr. Roberta Ruggiero, with authorship by Mr. Adem Arkadas-Thibert, Mr. Christian Whalen, and a few other international child rights scholars and advocates. Structural and copy-editing is done by Tim Covell.