Youth

This page has links to do with youth and their rights.

The United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC)

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (commonly abbreviated as the CRC, CROC, or UNCRC) is a human rights treaty which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children and youth aged 0 – 17. You can check out the UN’s website on it to read more about it’s achievements and what’s being done currently to advance children’s rights here and read the text of the convention here. Additionally there is a summary by the Children’s Commission available here.

How Stuff Works: Do children and teenagers have constitutional rights?

This American article looks at whether children and teenagers have constitutional rights. While obviously the answer is yes, it does go on to consider the rights of students and how the Supreme Court has repeatedly limited student rights to free speech and expression in school. you can read it here.

Te Ara encyclopaedia of New Zealand: Youth offenders

This entry examines the history and current status of youth justice in NZ. You can access it by clicking here.

Organisations

Office of the Children’s Commissioner

UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Child, Youth and Family

YouthLaw Aotearoa

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