Fundamentals

This section of the Child Rights Toolkit addresses fundamentals that you need to know to understand what child rights are, where they come from and how they are applied in law and practice. These fundamentals provide the overarching framework to be tailored to your case depending on the child or group of children involved and the legal rights at stake. This section is the bedrock for any legal argument you make and should be read in conjunction with the other areas of the Toolkit.

In this section:

Introduction

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Is this your responsibility?

Legal status of child rights in Canada

Reports on Canada's progress

Implementing child rights in your legal practice

Resources