United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Posted on July 2, 2011. Filed under: United Nation Convention on the Rights of a Child | Tags: , |

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

  • Signed by Japan on September 21st, 1990
  • Ratified by the Diet on April 22nd, 1994

According to the UNCRC

1) Children shall not be separated from one parent against their will.

2) Children shall have the right to maintain contact with both parents.

3) When separation occurs that state will provide the left behind parent with information about their child.

4) Children have the right to preserve their nationality.

5) If deprived of their nationality (taken to another country) the state must help to quickly re-establish their nationality.

Full Text of Convention

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