The Convention of the Rights of the Child: Participation Rights – summary note

Year of production: 2020

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This summary note by UNICEF provides and overview of the Articles from the Convention on the Rights of the Child that support the participation rights of children, relating to children having a voice. These articles are:

– Article 4 (Protection of rights)
– Article 12 (Respect for the views of the child)
– Article 13 ( Freedom of expression)
– Article 14 (Freedom of thought, conscience and religion)
– Article 15 (Freedom of association)
– Article 16 (Right to privacy)
– Article 17 (Access to information; mass media)



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