Child Labour

Rights of a Child

The Rights of a child are the basic human necessities that are appointed to every child in order to protect them. These stem from our human rights. There are 42 articles which make up the rights of a child ranging from protection from discrimination to freedom of opinion. These are applicable to those ages from 0 to 18. They are vital in order to preserve a child’s growth and development.

Formation of Rights of a Child

"New Zealand ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child on the 13th March 1993. This means the NZ Government has agreed the best interests of the child must come first where decisions, laws or services involve children. New Zealand submitted its Fifth Periodic Report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on 5th May 2015."

"The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an important agreement by countries who have promised to protect children’s rights. The Convention explains who children are, all their rights, and the responsibilities of governments. All the rights are connected, they are all equally important and they cannot be taken away from children."

Artilce 32 - Child Labour

"The child has the right to be protected from work that threatens his or her health, education or development. The State shall set minimum ages for employment and shall regulate working conditions."

This article deals with ensuring that children are protected from any economic exploitation from work that could be harmful or hazardous to a child’s physical, mental, moral, social or spiritual wellbeing/development, as well as not interfere with the child’s health or education.