A Summary On Human Rights Convention

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3.1 THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS (ICESCR) The International Covenant on Economics, Social and Cultural Rights is a multi-lateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 16, 1966 and in force from January 3, 1976. Nigeria ratified the Convention on 29th July, 1993. The Convention commits its parties to work toward the granting of economic, social, and cultural rights to individuals including labour rights and the rights to health, education and the rights to adequate standard of living. The Convention provides that special measures of protection and assistance should be taken on behalf of all children and young person without any discrimination for reason of parentage or…show more content…
Nigeria singed the CRC in 1990 and ratified it in 21st March, 1991. The Convention is all encompassing as it covers a lot of issues and establishes legally binding obligations by laying down international standards, which states must meet both within their domestic legislations and policies affecting children. The Child Right Convention defines a child as every human being below the age of 18 years. The CRC is a human right treaty setting out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. It contains broad non discriminatory clause. The Convention recognises the vulnerability of children owing to their tender age and limited opportunities in most jurisdictions and makes provision for their specific needs and rights. It provides that the best interest of the child shall be of paramount consideration in all action affecting child. The Convention acknowledges the inalienable right of every child to certain basic rights including the rights to life, his or her own name and identity, to be raised by his or her own parents within a family or cultural group. CRC makes the state primary education compulsory and free, and it encourages the…show more content…
The CRC imposes obligations on its signatories to respect and enforce all of the methods that help carry out the CRC. In doing so, the countries must respect the rights of children and establish a border for all children on their territory. To further these goals, the CRC has the Committee of the Children's Rights, which monitors the implementation of the CRC by all States' Parties. All States' Parties must submit periodic reports to the Committee regarding their efforts to implement the treaty, as well as the current situation of children in their country. Despite the outstanding provisions of the Child Right Convention it is argue that the convention does not take into consideration cultural differences of the United Nation members. The convention is committed to Western thought and its ideal of childhood. Thus, it contributes immensely to the normalisation of children and childhood according to Western norms and moral

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