Convention on the Rights of the Child- National Briefing Day

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The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the most comprehensive international treaty aimed at ensuring the rights and well-being of children. It covers a broad range of issues ranging from health and education of children to prevention of exploitation, abuse, and neglect. Every country is a party to the CRC, except two: the United States and Somalia (which does not have an internationally-recognized government to ratify the CRC). Why does every other country in the world support the CRC? Why is the United States a holdout? And how is this international treaty relevant to the lives of children in Georgia and elsewhere in the United States? The speakers will discuss key features of the CRC and its relevance to children in Georgia, with a special focus on children’s health and juvenile justice.

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