This volume constitutes a commentary on Article 2 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is part of the series, A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which provides an article by article analysis of all substantive, organizational and procedural provisions of the CRC and its two Optional Protocols. For every article, a comparison with related human rights provisions is made, followed by an in-depth exploration of the nature and scope of State obligations deriving from that article. The series constitutes an essential tool for actors in the field of children’s rights, including academics, students, judges, grassroots workers, governmental, non-governmental and international officers. The series is sponsored by the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office.
List of Abbreviations; Author Biography; Text of Article 2; Chapter One: Introduction; Chapter Two: Comparing the CRC’s Right to Non-Discrimination With Other Prohibitions of Discrimination; Chapter Three: Scope of Article 2(1): Freedom From Discrimination; Chapter Four: Scope of Article 2(1): The Jurisdictional Clause; Chapter Five. Scope of Article 2(2): Discrimination and Punishment on Account of Parental Actions; Chapter Six: The Committee on the Rights of the Child; Conclusions.