Convention on the Rights of the Child

Ratified November 20, 1989

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Abridged, obviously. The States Parties to the present Convention, 196 countries are parties to the convention — that’s every member-state of the United Nations, except the United States. Recalling that, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations has proclaimed that childhood is entitled to special care and assistance, Have agreed as follows: […]

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