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Title: Article 2 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Non-Discrimination and Children’s Rights
Author(s): Sutherland, Elaine
Contact Email: elaine.sutherland@stir.ac.uk
Editor(s): Skivenes, M
Søvig, KH
Citation: Sutherland E (2019) Article 2 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Non-Discrimination and Children’s Rights. In: Skivenes M & Søvig K (eds.) Child Rights and International Discrimination Law: Implementing Article 2 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Routledge Research in International Law. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 23-41. https://www.crcpress.com/Child-Rights-and-International-Discrimination-Law-Implementing-Article/Skivenes-Sovig/p/book/9780367074630
Keywords: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
discrimination
Article 2
child
parent
guardian
equality
CRC
UNCRC
Issue Date: 26-Feb-2019
Series/Report no.: Routledge Research in International Law
Abstract: Non-discrimination is a fundamental principle of human rights law and is embraced in Article 2 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This chapter focusses on two key issues: the grounds of discrimination applicable to children and young people under Article 2 and the nature of the obligation placed on States Parties. It begins by exploring the grounds identified by the drafters and those that generated most debate in the course of their deliberations. Using textual analysis and the work of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child and other bodies, it then probes the content of the obligations on States Parties and the extent to which their responsibility for ensuring non-discrimination has evolved into a positive obligation to promote equality. It concludes by identifying the prevalence and manifestations of discrimination perpetrated against children and young people around the world today.
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