A Glossary that provides non-specialists with an understanding of child rights terminology, particularly related to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Abduction  IRC site
   CRC = 35 1
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The right of the child to protection against abduction is set forth in Article 35 of the CRC. States Parties are required to take all appropriate national, bilateral and multilateral measures to prevent the abduction of children for any purpose or in any form. The abduction of children is to be distinguished from the illicit transfer and non-return of children abroad (see Article 11 of the CRC). The abduction of children within one country or across frontiers for the purposes of, for example, economic exploitation, sexual exploitation, sale, trafficking or adoption is a form of exploitation. The illicit transfer and non-return of children abroad refers to the problem of the abduction of children across frontiers by one of their parents.
See also:
Disappearances   Exploitation   Illicit transfer and non-return   Recovery and reintegration   Sale and trafficking   



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Except for obvious exceptions, such as the "Right to life" and the "Right to be heard", the terms in the Glossary are not formulated as rights. Under each term, however, the article of the Convention dealing with the corresponding right of the child is mentioned, if appropriate ("CRC:"), and a short description is given of the corresponding obligations of States Parties ("Note:"), followed by a listing of related terms in the Glossary ("See also:") linked to the Thesaurus descriptors. Certain terms have also been included as "lead-in" terms only to preferred synonyms. For instance, the reader searching under the term "Handicapped children", will be referred ("See:") to "Disabled children".
 

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Identity

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CRC Article = 8(1)
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According to Article 8(1) of the CRC, the identity of the child includes his or her nationality, name and family relations as recognized by law.

See also:
Children born out of wedlock   Family relations   Know one's parents   Name   Nationality   Preservation of identity   

Ignorance

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CRC Article = 28(3)
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States Parties are required to promote international co-operation in matters relating to education, in particular with a view to contributing to the elimination of ignorance throughout the world. In this regard, States Parties are required to take particular account of the needs of developing countries.

See also:
Developing countries   Education   Education and international co-operation   Illiteracy   International co-operation   

Illicit transfer and non-return

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CRC Article = 11
Note:
The illicit transfer and non-return of children abroad refers to the problem of the abduction of children across frontiers by one of their parents. States Parties are required to take measures to combat the illicit transfer and non-return of children abroad, including the conclusion of bilateral or multilateral treaties or accession to existing treaties. Existing treaties include: the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (1980); the European Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions Concerning Custody of Children and on Restoration of Custody of Children (1980); and the Inter-American Convention on the Return of Children (1989).

See also:
Abduction   Contact with both parents   Recovery of maintenance   Separation from parent(s)   

Illiteracy

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CRC Article = 28(3)
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States Parties are required to promote international co-operation in matters relating to education, in particular with a view to contributing to the elimination of illiteracy throughout the world. In this regard, States Parties are required to take particular account of the needs of developing countries.

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Developing countries   Education   Education and international co-operation   Ignorance   International co-operation   

Impartial and independent authority

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CRC Article =
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An impartial authority is required to be unprejudiced, disinterested, just and equitable in relation to the involved parties. An independent authority is to be independent of the executive and of the parties.

See also:
Accused children   Administration of Juvenile Justice   Children deprived of their liberty   Determination of lawfulness of detention   Fair trial   Judicial body   

Impartial authority

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Imprisoned children

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Imprisonment

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CRC Article = 37(b)
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The right of the child not to be subjected to unlawful or arbitrary imprisonment and the right to the use of imprisonment only as a measure of last resort and for the shortest appropriate period of time are set forth in Article 37(b) of the CRC.

See also:
Children deprived of their liberty   Deprivation of liberty   Information on absent parent(s) or child   Life imprisonment   Non-custodial measures   

Imprisonment of parent(s)

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Incorporation

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CRC =
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Many countries have constitutional provisions which determine the status of treaties in the national law, so that the precise legal implications of becoming party to the CRC will vary from State to State. In general, the approach of States to treaties can be divided into the transformation approach and the incorporation approach. The latter approach means that once the requirements for ratification have been satisfied, the CRC itself becomes automatically part of the national law.

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Applicability   Transformation