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CRC Article = 2(1)
States Parties are required to respect and to ensure the rights set forth in the CRC to each child within their jurisdiction without discrimination of any kind, irrespective of the child's or his or her parent's or legal guardian's race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national, ethnic or social origin, property, disability, birth or other status. Discrimination can be defined as any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference, based on any grounds, which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by all children, on an equal footing, of the rights and freedoms recognized in the CRC.

See also:
Best interests of the child   Children born out of wedlock   Discrimination and punishment   Equal opportunities   Ethnic minority children   Evolving capacities of the child   Indigenous children   Linguistic minority children   Minority children   Obligation of States   Religious minority children   Respect for the views of the child