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The preamble & Articles 1-10 |
Articles 21-30 | Articles 31-41 | Articles 42-54 | Ratification
31. Leisure, recreation and cultural activities
The right of children to rest and leisure, engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to their age, and participation in cultural and artistic activities.
32. Child labour
The State's obligation to protect children from engaging in work that constitutes a threat to their health, education or development, to set minimum ages for employment, and to regulate conditions of employment.
33. Drug abuse
The child's right to protection from the use of narcotic and psychotropic drugs and from being involved in their production and distribution.
34. Sexual exploitation
The child's right to protection from sexual exploitation and abuse, including prostitution and involvement in pornography.
35. Sale, trafficking and abduction
The State's obligation to make every effort to prevent the sale, trafficking and abduction of children.
36. Other forms of exploitation
The child's right to protection from all other forms of exploitation not covered in articles 32, 33, 34 and 35.
37. Torture and deprivation of liberty
The prohibition of torture, cruel treatment or punishment, capital punishment, life imprisonment, and unlawful arrest or deprivation of liberty. The principles of appropriate treatment, separation from detained adults, contact with family and access to legal and other assistance.
38. Armed conflicts
The obligation of States to respect and ensure respect for humanitarian law as it applies to children. The principle that no child under 15 takes a direct part in hostilities or be recruited into the armed forces, and that all children affected by armed conflict benefit from protection and care.
39. Rehabilitative care
The State's obligation to ensure that child victims of armed conflict, torture, neglect, maltreatment or exploitation receive appropriate treatment for their recovery and social reintegration.
40. Administration of juvenile justice
The right of children alleged or recognized as having committed an offence to respect for their human rights and, in particular, to benefit from all aspects of the due process of law, including legal or other assistance in preparing and presenting their defense. The principle that recourse to judicial proceedings and institutional placements should be avoided wherever possible and appropriate.
41. Respect for existing standards
The principle that, if any standards set in national law or other applicable international instruments are higher than those of this Convention, it is higher standard that applies. Implementation and entry into force.