Topics: Child rights

All children have the same human rights as everyone else. In fact, international human rights law recognises that children require extra protection against exploitation, provision for growth and development (through health and education), and participation in decisions made on their behalf.

These laws are found in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The Australian Human Rights Commission protects and promotes the human rights of children and young people in Australia. We do this through providing education resources, conducting research and preparing reports on particular issues relating to children and young people, creating partnerships and projects with community groups and provide information on making complaints.

The Commission’s ‘rightsED’ resources/activities around children’s rights:

Useful Commission resources:

External resources:

Commission publications

Commission speeches

Commission submissions

Complaints Handling Service or call 1300 656 419

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