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CRC Clusters

In its Guidelines for Initial Reports and Periodic Reports, the Committee on the Rights of the Child has grouped the provisions of the Convention in clusters: "This approach reflects the Convention's holistic perspective of children's rights: that they are indivisible and interrelated, and that equal importance should be attached to each and every right recognized therein" (CRC/C/58, para.9).
Clicking on the CRC Articles, the text of the Convention on the Rights of the Child is parsed according to the CRC Glossary terms.

I General measures of implementation

Article 4 implementation obligations
Article 41 respect for existing standards
Article 42 making Convention widely known
Article 44(6) making reports widely available

II Definition of a child

Article 1

III General principles

Article 2 non-discrimination
Article 3(1) best interest to be a primary consideration
Article 3(2) State's obligations to ensure necessary care and protection
Article 3(3) standards for institutions services and facilities
Article 6 the right to life, survival and development (see also: VI Basic health and welfare )
Article 12 respect for the views of the child

IV Civil rights and freedoms

Article 7 right to name, nationality and to know and be cared for by parents
Article 8 preservation of child's identity
Article 13 freedom of expression
Article 14 freedom of thought, conscience and religion
Article 15 freedom of association and peaceful assembly
Article16 protection of privacy
Article 17 child's access to information, and role of mass media
Article 37(a) right not to be subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

V Family environment and alternative care

Article 5 parental guidance and child's evolving capacities
Article 18(1) and (2) parental responsibilities and State's assistance
Article 9 separation from parents
Article 10 family reunification
Article 11 illicit transfer and non-return
Article 27(4) recovery of maintenance for the child
Article 20 children deprived of their family environment
Article 21 adoption
Article 25 periodic review of placemnet and treatment
Article19 protection from all forms of violence
Article 39 rehabilitation and reintegration of victims of violence (see also: VIII - Special protection measures )

VI Basic health and welfare

Article 6 right to life, survival and development (see also: III - General principles )
Article 18(3) support for working parents
Article 23 rights of disabled children
Article 24 right to health and health services
Article 26 right to social security
Article 27(1)-(3) right to adequate standard of living

VII Education, leisure and cultural activities

Article 28 right to education
Article 29 aims of education
Article 31 right to leisure, play and participation in cultural and artictic activities

VIII Special protection measures

A - Children in situations of emergency
Article 22 refugee children
Article 38 children and armed conflict
Article 39 rehabilitation of child victims (see also: V Family environment and alternative care )
B - Children involved with the system of administration of juvenile justice
Article 40 administration of juvenile justice
Article 37(a) prohibition of capital punishment and life imprisonment
Article 37(b)-(d) restriction of liberty
Article 39 rehabilitation and reintegration of child victims (see also: V Family environment and alternative care )
C - Children in situations of exploitation
Article 32 child labour
Article 33 drug abuse
Article 34 sexual exploitation
Article 35 sale, trafficking and abduction
Article 36 other forms of exploitation
D - Children belonging to a minority or an indigenous group
Article 30