The four general principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child are that all children and young people:
- shouldn’t be discriminated against (Article 2)
- should have their best interests accounted for as a primary consideration (Article 3)
- have the right to survive and develop (Article 6)
- have the right to have their views heard and taken seriously (Article 12)
Together, these four principles underpin how the Convention should be interpreted and put into practice.