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CRC turns 20!


1. What does CRC stand for?

A: The Convention on the Rights of the Child
B: The Covenant on the Rights of the Cow
C: The Charter on the Role of the Camel


2. On the subject of ratifying the CRC, who said: "It's important that the United States return to its position as a respected global leader and promoter of Human Rights. It's embarrassing to find ourselves in the company of Somalia, a lawless land."

A: US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton
B: US President Barack Obama
C: US talk show house Glen Beck


3. How long did it take to draft the CRC?

A: 1 year
B: 2 years
C: 10 years


4. According to child rights expert Cynthia Price Cohen, in what was the United States "by far the most active"?

A: Eating
B: Latin American and Middle Eastern politics
C: The drafting process for the Convention on the Rights of the Child


5. Which of the following worrying events took place in 1989?

A: Margaret Thatcher was elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
B: Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was placed under house arrest
C: George W. Bush left Texas


6. What was the subject of an innovative children's rights conference in Geneva on 12 and 13 November?

A: Reforming the Committee on the Rights of the Child
B: Children's rights in court
C: Networking for children's rights


7. Which human rights treaty is the newest?

A: The Convention Against Torture, and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
B: The Convention on the Rights of the Child
C: The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


8. What is the name of the reports produced by the Committee on the Rights of the Child on States' compliance with child rights?

A: Concluding Observations
B: Introductory Observations
C: Final reminders


9. What is a convention?

A: A formal, binding agreement between States
B: An international document containing guidelines for appropriate practice
C: A refusal to be religiously schooled


10. According to Thomas Hammarberg's, Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe, latest viewpoint, what is the main reason the Convention has been less effective than anticipated?

A: The failure of large international children's organisations to push a consistent rights agenda
B: The absence of a systematic, comprehensive approach to children’s rights as a political priority
C: The fact that most NGOs are concerned with protection