Children’s participation rights have been much researched and theorized since they became one of the fundamental tenets of the 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The Convention posits in Article 12 that children capable of expressing their views must be given space to do so in all matters that affect them. This demand enjoys signiﬁ cant support in principle. In practice, however, almost a quarter of a century after the Convention was approved and adopted by the UN General Assembly, children still face numerous obstacles in accessing their participation rights.
|Title of host publication||Children’s Lives in the Era of Children’s Rights:|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Progress of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Africa|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Jan 2014|
- SPS Children and Families Research Centre