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Children's Right To An Adequate Standard Of Living

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The U. N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the most important vehicle for specifically protecting and recognizing children under international human rights law. As the most widely accepted U. N. treaty, the CRC is considered by many to be the principal means of promoting children's rights. This chapter examines the legislative evolution of Article 27 as a means of determining the intent of the drafters of the CRC. It discusses the current legal situation in the United States regarding children's standard of living and assesses the degree to which this country is already in compliance with Article 27 of the CRC. Article 27 begins by describing a child's right to the most basic needs and emphasizes the fact that the fulfillment of these needs is a prerequisite to all aspects of a child's development.

Keywords: children's standard of living; CRC; international human rights law; United States



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