Policy Brief 03/08/2023
Convention on the Rights of Child emerged in the context of excessive exploitation of
children both economically and politically in the last few centuries in which the reign of
capitalism was marvelously crass. In normal human interactions, the balance of power
between two people which comes from social and economic capital influences the
treatment with which the more powerful treat the less powerful. Average children lack
all kinds of capital and are not treated in the best manner, especially if they are poor.
CRC created an international legal framework which served as a definite postulation
internationally to influence countries to protect all kinds of rights of the children. For
this purpose, it is important to peruse the positive role of CRC on the judicial decision
making in common law countries to view the influence of international law on the
evolving local jurisprudence of the countries in protecting the most vulnerable children.