Definition of the child
CRC Article = 1
Article 1 of the CRC defines who is to be considered a "child" for the purposes of the CRC, and states that: "For the purposes of the present Convention, a child means every human being below the age of eighteen years unless, under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier."
Majority Minimum age(s) Obligation of States Unborn child
Degrading treatment or punishment
CRC Article = 52
The denunciation of a treaty is an act whereby a State Party gives notice that it no longer wishes to be bound by that treaty. Denunciation of the CRC may only take place in conformity with Article 52, which provides that States Parties may denounce the CRC by written notification to the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Denunciation becomes effective one year after the date of receipt of the notification by the Secretary-General. The rules of international treaty law concerning the denunciation of treaties are set forth in Articles 54 and 56 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969).
Accession Amendments Depositary Ratification Reservations
Deportation of parent(s) or child
CRC Article = 53
Article 53 of the CRC designates the Secretary-General of the United Nations as the depositary of the CRC. The rules of international treaty law concerning depositaries and their functions are set forth in Articles 76 to 80 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969). Particular functions of the depositary of the CRC are mentioned in Articles 47 to 52 and Article 54 of the CRC, such as the function of receiving and circulating to all States Parties the texts of reservations made by States at the time of ratification or accession.
Accession Amendments Authentic texts Denunciation Entry into force Ratification Reservations Signature