Complaints Process Approved by UN

On December 19 the UN General Assembly adopted a third Optional Protocol for the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  Children will now be able to ask the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child for help if their rights are violated and there is no way for them to address their situation within …

Polygamy ruling advances children’s rights

The BC Supreme Court upheld the prohibition against polygamy to prevent harm against women and children.  The ruling gives high priority to  children’s right to protection from harm.  It  reinforces the positive obligations of the state to prevent violations of children’s rights.  And it establishes a strong link between children’s rights under the Charter and the Convention on the …

Journée nationale de l'enfant : Comment le Canada la célèbre-t-il ?

This year Canada is marking National Child Day by pushing through changes to the youth criminal justice system that completely violate the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of Child. National Child Day celebrates adoption of the Convention more than 20 years ago. The CCRC laments that it is being totally ignored in the rush to pass Bill C-10.

Journée nationale de l'enfant 2011

Le dimanche 20 novembre est la Journée nationale de l'enfant. Nous célébrons l'adoption de la Convention relative aux droits de l'enfant. Mais dans quelle mesure la mettons-nous en pratique ? Un nouveau rapport de la CCRC montre que trop d'enfants au Canada n'ont pas le soutien dont ils ont besoin pour développer leur plein potentiel. Il montre également pourquoi il serait judicieux de ...