Independent and impartial authority
CRC Article = 30
According to one definition, indigenous or aboriginal peoples are descendants of those who inhabited a country or geographic region at the time when peoples of different cultures or ethnic origins arrived, the new arrivals later becoming dominant through conquest, occupation, settlement or other means. Under Article 30 of the CRC those States Parties in which indigenous peoples exist shall not deny a child belonging to such a group the right, in community with other members of his or her group, to enjoy his or her own culture, to profess and practise his or her own religion, and to use his or her own language. Noteworthy is the establishment in 1982 of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations by the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Information and linguistic minority children Minority children
CRC Article = 24(2)(a)
For the implementation of the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and to health services, States Parties are required to take appropriate measures to diminish infant mortality.
Child mortality Health and health services
Information and international co-operation
CRC Article = 17(b)
For the implementation of the right of the child to have access to appropriate information, States Parties are required to encourage international co-operation in the production, exchange and dissemination of information and material of social and cultural benefit to the child from a diversity of cultural, national and international sources.
Appropriate information Freedom of information International co-operation
Information and linguistic minority children
Information on absent parent(s) or child
CRC Article = 9(4)
Where separation between parent(s) and child results from any action initiated by a State Party, such as the detention, imprisonment, exile, deportation, death (including death arising from any cause while the person is in custody of the State) of one or both parents or of the child, States Parties are required to provide the parents, the child or, if appropriate, another member of the family, upon request, with information concerning the whereabouts of the absent member(s) of the family, unless the provision of the information would be detrimental to the well-being of the child.
Children deprived of their liberty Detention Imprisonment Separation from parent(s)
Informed promptly of criminal charges
Inhuman treatment or punishment