Basic Contents


  • The Convention is extraordinarily comprehensive.
  • best interest of the child as primary consideration (Article 3),
  • preservation of identity (Article 8),
  • children’s right to express opinions (Article 12),
  • prevention of abuse by those have care (Article 19)
  • adoption (Article 21),
  • health and access to care (Article 24),
  • right against torture and corporal punishment (Article 37),
  • consideration in treatment in penal matters (Article 40) and
  • dissemination of the principles and provisions of the Convention (Article 42).