Child Law Resources Volume I
1.United Nations Conventions
Minimum Age Convention, 1973
Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989
Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflicts, 2000
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, 2000
Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transitional Organized Crime, 2000
2.United Nations General Comments
General Comment No.1: The Aims of Education, 2001
General Comment No.2: The Role of Independent National Human Rights Institutions in the promotion and protection of the rights of the child November 2002
General Comment No.3: HIV/AIDS and the rights of the child, March 2003
General Comment No.4: Adolescent Health and Development in the context of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, July 2003
General Comment No.5: General Measures of Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, November 2003 (arts. 4, 42 and 44, para. 6)
General Comment No.6: Treatment of Unaccompanied and Separated Children outside their country of origin, September 2005
General Comment No.7: Implementing child rights in Early Childhood, November 2005
General Comment No. 8: The right of the child to protection from corporal punishment and other cruel or degrading forms of punishment, 2006
General Comment No. 9: The rights of children with disabilities, 2006
General Comment No. 10: Children’s rights in juvenile justice 2007
General Comment No. 11: Indigenous Children And Thier Rights Under The Convention, 2009
General Comment No. 12: The Right Of The Child To Be Heard, 2009
3.African Union Legal Instruments On Childen's Rights
African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, 1990
African Youth Charter, 2006
4.European Conventions On Children's Rights
European Convention on The Legal Status of Children Born Out of Wedlock, 1975
European Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions Concerning Custody of Children and on Restoration of Custody of Children, 1980
European Convention on the Exercise of Children’s Rights, 1996
European Convention on Nationality, 1997
Convention on Contact Concerning Children, 2005
Council of Europe Convention on the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse, 2007
European Convention on the Adoption of Children (Revised), 2008
5.Other Important International and Regional Instruments
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms as Amended by Protocol No. 11 with Protocol Nos. 1, 4, 6, 7, 12 and 13, 1950
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1966
American Convention on Human Rights, 1969
Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, 1979
African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Banjul Charter) and Protocol, 1981
Inter- American Convention on Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence Against Women, 1994
Inter- American Convention on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination against persons with disabilities, 1999
Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, 2000
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2007