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What Are Child Rights?

All children are born with fundamental freedoms and inherent rights. These are the same human rights that adults enjoy but children also have the right to special consideration because of their vulnerability to exploitation and abuse.

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Child Rights in Australia

For most children, Australia is a great place to live, grow up and reach their full potential. But there are some children whose rights are not being fulfilled.

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The Convention on the Rights of the Child

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the world. It establishes in international law that Governments have special responsibilities to uphold and promote the rights of their children.

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Reporting on the Convention on the Rights of the Child

To ensure Governments are upholding the rights of their children, the Committee on the Rights of the Child periodically reviews countries that have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and its Optional Protocols.

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Where can children get help?

If you need some help or advice, there are a number of services available specifically for kids in Australia.

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