International children’s rights law
Legislation to ensure children receive fair treatment.
The Beijing Rules are how the United Nations tells countries they should treat children in the youth justice system.
An instrument which enshrines certain political, social, and economic rights for European Union (EU) citizens and residents into EU law.
An agreement that the UK has signed up to that protects human rights.
The Human Rights Act 1998 incorporates into UK law the rights and liberties enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights.
This is an international human rights treaty which sets out and protects certain rights of children. Lawyers should use it when making children’s rights arguments.