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The Meaning and Scope of Article 3

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Chapter Summary

This chapter presents Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of The Child (UNCRC) in three paragraphs. The first paragraph (Art 3(1)) enunciates the best interests principle. The second paragraph, Article 3(2), imposes an obligation on States Parties to take appropriate legislative and administrative measures to ensure children’s well being. The third paragraph, Article 3(3), imposes an obligation on States Parties to ensure that those responsible for the care and protection of children conform with the standards established by competent authorities.

Keywords: Article 3; children’s well being; UNCRC



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