Assessment of Adherence to Convention on Rights of Child in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago

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Anna Branday-Alexis


For the purpose of this paper, author concentrates on the set of rights that deal specifically with the right of the child to protection, particularly from violence and abuse. As such, she focuses on Artic1e 19 of the CRC which directly and explicitly sets out the right of the child to protection from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. Article 19 of the CRC states that state parties shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parents, legal guardians or any other person who has the care of the child (UNICEF 1989).

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Anna Branday-Alexis

Graduate Student, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica