Dec. 13 marks the 25th anniversary of Canada’s ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most universally accepted human rights instrument in history.
Countries around the world, with Canada in the lead, recognized then that children under 18 have the same rights as adults to be safe, secure, protected, healthy and happy. But achieving these rights is much harder for children. Their best interests can easily be overlooked and conflict with adult interests.
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