Child Rights and Responsibilities
Children’s rights are the human rights of children with particular attention to healthy development, opportunities for learning and education, protection from all forms of harm, family care and participation in all matters aecting their lives as children. A key principle of the Convention of the Rights of the Child is the one of non-discrimination on the basis of the child's race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, ethnicity, etc., and Child Responsibilities.
Children’s rights are a special case because many of the rights defined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child have to be provided by adults or the State. However, the Convention also refers to the “Responsibilities of children”, in particular to respect the rights of others, especially their parents (Article 29). In other words, If every child, regardless of their sex, ethnic origin, social status, language, age, nationality or religion has these rights, then he/she also has a responsibility to maturely exercise them, respect others in a humane way, and do whatever possible to ensure that others also enjoy the same essential rights.