The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC, or UNCRC) is a human rights treaty setting out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children.
Nations that ratify this convention are bound to it by international law. Compliance is monitored by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, which is composed of members of countries around the world.
Governments of countries that have ratified the Convention are required to report to, and appear before, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child periodically to be examined on their progress with regards to the advancement of the implementation of the Convention and the status of child rights in their country.
General Comments provide interpretation and analysis of specific articles of the CRC. General Comments constitute an authoritative interpretation as to what is expected of States parties as they implement the obligations contained in the CRC.
The 10 principles of the EACH Charter relate in many respects to the rights of the child as stipulated in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child .