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UNCRC Article 41

If the laws in my country protect me better than the articles of the UNCRC then those laws should stay.

The rights listed in the UNCRC are a foundation on which governments can build.

Where governments have even better laws than in the UNCRC then governments should keep them.

Article 41 of the UNCRC says that the Convention doesn’t limit the rights children and young people have. Countries are free to give them more rights than the Convention lists; they just can’t take away the rights that are given by it.

It’s important to remember that the rights listed in the UNCRC are a foundation on which governments can build. They’re not intended to be goals to strive for or the most that children and young people can accept: rather, they’re the minimum that’s needed for them to live a safe and happy life.


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