Part III Civil and Political Rights, 21 Protection of Children—Article 24
From: The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Cases, Materials, and Commentary (3rd Edition)
Sarah Joseph, Melissa Castan
- Children, rights — Detention — Right to life — Deportation — Right to language — Freedom of thought, conscience, and religion — Right to education — Right to health — Right to food — Right to family — Nationality of individuals — Right to non-discrimination — Child soldiers
1. Every child shall have without any discrimination as to race, colour, sex, language, religion, national or social origin, property or birth, the right to such measures of protection as are required by his status as a minor on the part of his family, society and the State. 2. Every child shall be registered immediately after birth and shall have a name. 3. Every child has the right to acquire a nationality. [21.01] Article 24 accords the special protection to the child required by his/her status as a minor, in addition to those reflected elsewhere in the...