Emory International Law Review
Since early in the development of international human rights law, the particular need to care for children has been acknowledged. Beginning with the Geneva Declaration on the Rights of the Child in 1924 1 and the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in 1959, 2 children's rights have been recognized by human rights organizations and instruments alike. Rights of the child were included in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; 3 the Geneva Convention for the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War; 4 the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; 5 and other instruments of specialized agencies and organizations. 6
David Weissbrodt, Prospects for Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, 20 Emory Int'l L. Rev. 209 (2006), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/229.