Children's fingers pointing towards our Gaelic UNCRC Symbols poster on the ground

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.

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