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In this Innocenti Insight, Gerison Lansdown examines the meaning of Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which says that children are entitled to participate in the decisions that affect them. Lansdown takes a close look at the full meaning of this Article as a tool that can help children themselves to challenge abuses of their rights(More)
The Convention on the Rights of the Child detailed an international imperative to fulfilling, protecting, and respecting the rights of every child. In particular, the Convention set out a clear mandate for guaranteeing opportunities for children to be heard on all matters of concern to them. The attainment of these goals involves respecting and valuing(More)
UNICEF Innocenti Working Papers are intended to disseminate initial research contributions within the Centre's programme of work, addressing social, economic and institutional aspects of the realization of the human rights of children. The findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in this paper are entirely those of the authors and do not(More)
Cover photo: Bangladesh, 2008 Center for Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed (CRP) is a special school for disabled children, where they receive education. Children with disabilities need special classes to participate in school activities. (A mentally or physically disabled child should enjoy a full and decent life, in conditions which ensure dignity, and(More)
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