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About your rights

Everyone in the world has human rights, including you. And everyone under 18 has a human rights law that’s just for them. It’s called the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, or UNCRC.

The UNCRC is divided into a lot of parts called articles. Each of these articles says something different about your human rights.

Some of the rights these articles talk about are:

  • your human right to have opinions adults take seriously,
  • your human right for adults to think about what’s best for you, and
  • your human right to play, rest and relax.

No one can take your rights away. They don’t depend on responsibilities.

More information

You can find out more about the first 42 articles of the UNCRC by clicking through the box below.