Today is the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child!


Today (20/11/2019) UNICEF is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention of 20 November 1989 on the Rights of the Child (UN Convention) with many events worldwide. While it is not a private international law instrument per se, many of the modern family law Conventions of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) give effect to several human rights contained therein. For example, the HCCH Child Abduction Convention gives effect to Articles 10(2) and 11 of the UN Convention and the HCCH Intercountry Adoption Convention does the same with regard to Article 21 of the UN Convention. Other Hague Conventions that contribute to this undertaking are the HCCH Protection of Children Convention and the HCCH Child Support Convention.

Others are also joining in the celebrations, such as the European Parliament.