Article 41

You have the right to any rights in laws in your country or internationally that give you better rights than these.

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 pinnacle of what children and young people can accept: rather, they're the things that are fundamental for them to live a safe and happy life.

Full text

This article is a simplified version of Article 41 of the UNCRC. The full text of the Article can be found below:

Nothing in the present Convention shall affect any provisions which are more conducive to the realization of the rights of the child and which may be contained in:
(a) The law of a State party; or
(b) International law in force for that State.

Links

The Scottish Government: Children's rights

The Scottish Government helps make sure the rights of children and young people are respected. Find out more on their website.

The UK Government: UNCRC

Find out what the UK Government does to support the UNCRC.