versão impressa ISSN 0103-5665
ARANTES, Esther Maria de Magalhães. Children and adolescents' rights: a necessary debate. Psicol. clin. [online]. 2012, vol.24, n.1, pp.45-56. ISSN 0103-5665. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-56652012000100004.
To give force of law on child rights, the United Nation established in 1979 a Working Group to begin drafting the text of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was debated for 10 years. Adopted unanimously, the Convention is considered one of the most important human rights instruments ever adopted by international community. However, without this implying to disregard their importance, the Convention should be analyzed taking into account the ten years that the pre-text was discussed, the complexity of their claims and the difficulties in its implementation.
Palavras-chave : convention on the rights of the child; historical context; changes; challenges.