Article 36

You have the right to protection from any other kind of exploitation.

Article 36 of the UNCRC covers any form of exploitation other articles don’t. It makes clear that children and young people should not be exploited for any reason.

Forms of exploitation covered by Article 36 include, but are not limited to a child or young person being:

  • taken advantage of because of being smart
  • used in crimes
  • used in politics in a way they are unhappy with
  • used in the media in a way they are unhappy with.

Related Articles

Article 17

Children and young people shouldn't be exploited by the media.

Article 32

Children and young people shouldn't be exploited at work.

Article 34

Children and young people shouldn't be exploited sexually.

Article 35

Children and young people shouldn't be abducted, trafficked or sold.

Article 39

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

Full text

This article is a simplified version of Article 36 of the UNCRC. The full text of the Article can be found below:

States Parties shall protect the child against all other forms of exploitation prejudicial to any aspects of the child's welfare.

Links

Enquiries service

The Commissioner's office has an enquiries service that takes calls about children and young people who are at risk of harm.