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Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 239–251 | Cite as

The convention on the rights of the child: A young legal regime for the world's youngest citizens

  • Ronald K. Bullis
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Abstract

In November, 1989 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This international resolution seeks to safeguard the physical, social, cultural, and religious rights of children, and to establish a new legal regime for the protection of children's rights. This paper examines the legal foundations of the Convention relative to international law, the legal effect of a United Nations Convention upon nations, describes the main provisions of the Convention, and discusses the ratification and enforcement of the Convention.

Keywords

Social Psychology Nations General Legal Effect Nations Convention Legal Regime 
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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald K. Bullis
    • 1
  1. 1.Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond

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