A Child’s Right to an Environment That Prevents Obesity: Ethical Considerations

Part of the The Loyola University Symposium on the Human Rights of Children book series (LUSY, volume 1)


The addition of children’s rights to the human rights agenda was articulated and organized into specific areas by the Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1924 at the League of Nations. It is stated that “mankind owes to the child the best that it has to give” (Parsi, 2002, p. 495). More specific principles were laid out in the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, proclaimed by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (1959).


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