Article 35

I should not be abducted, sold or trafficked.

Article 35 of the UNCRC makes it clear that abducting, selling or trafficking children or young people is always wrong. It exists to protect children and young people at risk of any of them.

Other articles in the UNCRC cover various forms of all three of these things, but may not cover every instance of each. Article 35 makes it clear that all should never happen, and all are violations of a child or young person's rights.

Related articles

Article 11

Children and young people shouldn't be kidnapped.

Article 21

Children and young people shouldn't be adopted by people who intend to traffic, sell or abduct them.

Article 39

If a child or young person is a survivor of trafficking, they have the right to care that helps them recover.

Full text

This article is a simplified version of Article 35 of the UNCRC. The full text of the Article can be found below:

States Parties shall take all appropriate national, bilateral and multilateral measures to prevent the abduction of, the sale of or traffic in children for any purpose or in any form.