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United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

New Zealand is a party to a range of United Nations human-rights treaties. Among these is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, ratified by New Zealand in 1993. While the treaty has never been embodied in law, many government departments and non-government agencies have used it as a guiding document. This is the cover of a booklet released by the Children's Commissioner and YouthLaw, which aimed to present the rights guaranteed by the convention to a youth audience.

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Paul Rishworth, 'Human rights - International human-rights treaties', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/34485/united-nations-convention-on-the-rights-of-the-child (accessed 9 December 2019)

Story by Paul Rishworth, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 28 Jun 2016