Convention on the Rights of the Child

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (commonly abbreviated as the CRC or UNCRC) is a human rights treaty which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. The Convention (“CRC”) defines a child as any human being under the age of eighteen, unless the age of majority is attained earlier under national legislation. The “CRC” has been ratified by the whole world except for the United States of America.

Institution: UN
Type of document: Convention
Year: 1989
Topic: Victims' rights
Type of victim: Child victims