Adults sometimes say that in the eyes of children everything will just be play and play and play, but in the contrary, they have as many of humans rights to be part of any decision one person or adult should make. Families are one unit and should remain that way, for in marriage two people are bound by whatever vows they have sworn their word to especially when there is a child involved. There is a convention on United Nations called the Convention on the Rights of the Child more commonly abbreviated as the CRC, CROC, or UNCRC. They have issued a human rights treaty setting out the civil, political, economic, social, health, and cultural rights of any/every children. Any welfare involving a minor of any age below the age of eighteen falls to their jurisdiction unless an earlier age of majority is recognized by a country’s law.
Every Nation is bound to this convention via the ‘international law’ and its compliance is monitored by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child which involves and composed of members from countries all around the world. One of the requirements of the Committee is to submit a report to the Third Committee of the ‘United Nations General Assembly’, which also hears a statement CRC Chair which by then the Assemble adopts a Resolution on the Rights of the Child. By way of monitoring every humans rights of every child around the world, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has issued also another requirement to involve every country that is ratified by the Convention to report to, and appear before the Committee to be examined on the progress the members have had in regards to the advancement of the implementation of the Convention.
The Convention was opened for signature by the twentieth of November 1989 and came into full force of the second of September 1990 after being ratified by the required number of nations. By the November of 2009, a hundred and ninety-four countries have ratified it. There are two optional protocols though, that were adopted on the twenty-fifth of May 2000. The ‘First Optional Protocol’ restricts any involvement of children in military conflicts, and the ‘Second Optional Protocol’ prohibits the sale of children, child prostitution, and child pornography. It’s sad that even up to this day, even children are involved in fighting demons that only an adult has to face, in order to survive this world- in some countries- even children need to make a living in God knows whatever means they find. Instead of looking on the world with innocence and confidence, they become wary because of major conflicts countries have nowadays. It should not be the worry of children whatever wrong there is in this world, but they do need to have fun in order to look forward to the future which involves all of us adult and kids alike. So let us preserve and protect every humans rights a child has, and as much as possible lessen violence in this world.