Canadian Journal of Children's Rights Launch

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This month, Carleton University launched the first Canadian Children's Rights Journal to coincide with National Child Day. The date marks the occasion when Canada adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), spelling out basic human rights for children and youth.

"It is now 24 years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted unanimously by the United Nations, yet many Canadians are still uncomfortable with the concept of children's rights,” said Landon Pearson, chair of the centre.“This journal is aimed at opening a broader dialogue among academics and thoughtful young people so that together we can bring about a deeper understanding of what children's rights mean and how important it is to protect, promote and fulfill them."

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